MODERNISING COPYRIGHT.

The European Commission aims to "modernise copyright" and adapt it to the digital age. On 5 December 2012, it presented a strategy for achieving this goal, against a backdrop of concern among European authors and creators. Following a policy debate in the Commission on this subject, it approved "two parallel tracks of action": a "structured dialogue" to be launched in 2013 with stakeholders to address six issues where rapid progress is needed: cross-border portability of content, user-created content, data and text-mining, private copy levies, access to audiovisual works and cultural heritage; and legislative proposals to be presented in 2014 on medium-term issues upon...

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