EU struggle on creative rights: in who’s best interest?

  EU struggle on creative rights: in who’s best interest? by Claire La Combe     Next Monday, April 27th, will be held an “extraordinary meeting” of the EU Parliament Committee on Culture & Education (CULT) in Strasbourg, with Commissioner Andrus Ansip (VP. For DG Connect) on the future strategy for a Digital Single Market (DSM) in Europe. There are today few chances that this meeting will have an “extraordinary” outcome for culture. After months…

Lobby March

by Claire La Combe    This past month of March was kind of a renaissance of lobbying within the European film industry. Stakeholder organisations might not have been taking that many actions toward the European Commission since Cannes 2013 – when the TTIP[1] negotiations were to include cultural works – and maybe toward the European Parliament since 2010 with the ACTA treaty[2].   At stake (again)? The preservation of diversity in films, via the threat…