From the European Commission:
The European Commission has today adopted a Communication which sets out parallel tracks of action to be undertaken during this Commission’s term of office to ensure that the EU’s copyright framework stays fit for purpose in the digital environment.
Facilitating the deposit and online accessibility of films in the EU; and promoting efficient text and data mining for scientific research purposes.
In parallel, the on-going review of the EU framework for copyright legal will be completed, based on market studies, impact assessment and legal drafting work, with a view to a decision in 2014 on whether to table legislative reform proposals.
Four Topics To Be Addressed:
1. Cross-border access and the portability of services
2. User-generated content and licensing for small-scale users of protected material
3. Audiovisual sector and cultural heritage institutions
4. Text and data mining
A brief discussion about each topic can be found in the full text news release.