The following report was recently released by the European Parliamentary Research Service.
From an Overview Blog Post:
“This ‘European Implementation Assessment’ study aims to provide briefing for the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) ahead of the publication of the Commission’s legislative proposals concerning the modernisation of the EU copyright framework, which are expected towards the end of 2015. Its objective is to help JURI Members achieve a better understanding of the actual gaps and weaknesses in the existing EU framework.”
“The copyright intensive industries, which are principally the cultural and creative industries such as the music business and the visual arts, play an important role in supporting EU economic growth and jobs, employing over 7.5 million people in the EU and contributing around €554.66 billion to the EU economy in 2012, or 4.2% of EU GDP. However, in the digital age, this contribution could be higher in view of the advanced development of the societies and economies of Europe, and especially given Europe’s cultural diversity and wealth, as well as its international influence.”
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