Copyright-intensive industries account for 4.2% of EU’s GDP and 9,380,795 million jobs.

A fit-for-purpose, long-term EU copyright policy should enable the development of the digital single market and should be sufficiently flexible to facilitate the digital evolution. It needs to be based on continuity, proportionality and fair competition.

There is a need to facilitate wider availability of legal content at affordable conditions.

The upcoming reform of copyright rules should be tackled with a targeted approach and put in place a climate conducive to the development of a vibrant and thriving market for distribution of lawful digital content through attractive and innovative services, while at the same time promoting European works.

Last updated: 15 September 2015