12 March 2012
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Morten Løkkegaard (ALDE) and Marietje Schaake (ALDE)
Subject: Online distribution of audiovisual works
In the Commission’s Green Paper on the online distribution of audiovisual works (COM(2011) 0427) it is stated that there is currently no legal instrument specifically addressing the clearing of copyright and related rights for cross-border online audiovisual media services.
Will the Commission leave it to copyright holders to license creative media content as they see fit?
Or is the Commission planning to come up with a licensing model for audiovisual works in its legislative proposal on collective management?
Lastly, can the Commission give an indication as to when it will present its legislative proposal on collective management?
Please find the answer here.