Digital technologies have radically changed the way creative content is produced, distributed and accessed. The EU needs modern copyright rules fit for a Digital Single Market. Today, MEPs will discuss the modernisation of copyright with stakeholders at a hearing organised by the EPP Group.

“The on-going reform is complex in many ways. For the Digital Single Market, it is crucial that copyright works in both the analogue and digital spaces. Therefore, we are bringing together publishers and users and other experts on copyright to discuss how they interact, what works and what is needed to ensure that digital lifestyles can be enjoyed without stifling the development of creative and cultural industries in Europe”, said Therese Comodini Cachia MEP, the EP Rapporteur on copyright, who will chair the hearing.

Researchers, scholars, representatives from various internet enterprises such as Google, YouTube, Mozilla as well as representatives from the European Commission will present their views on how the copyright reform will affect publishers’ rights as well as those of the users.

The hearing will be web-streamed (from 14.30). A press point with Therese Comodini Cachia MEP is scheduled at 14.15 hrs in front the meeting room (A3E-2).

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The EPP Group is the largest political group in the European Parliament with 217 Members from 27 Member States

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