Members of the European VOD Coalition invest heavily in audiovisual content and distribution to inform and entertain consumers across Europe. However, the increasingly important role that VOD services play within the entertainment industry is threatened by online piracy. We strongly believe that the EU needs a strong legal framework to support our industry.
Whilst we appreciate and welcome the Commission recommendation, calling upon member states to step up and provide effective measures to combat live piracy, we are disappointed to read that the Commission has decided to delay taking a decision on whether binding rules are needed for another two and a half years. We also regret the absence of a clear timeline to set criteria determining the effectiveness of the Recommendation. We also hope that the Commission can provide measured assurances on a way to effectively review the impact of the actions taken in response to this Recommendation.
You can find the Commission recommendation here.