Brussels wants to sport and movies online across EU

Brussels wants to sport and movies online across EU

Tech December 9, 2015 14:14

brussels - Online series, movies, or watching football games with a Dutch subscription must also be possible from 2017 during a stay in another EU country. This enables the European Commission on Wednesday without making clear exactly whether that can only during a short break or even for a longer time.

Internet services such as Netflix and HBO, as well as watch live football matches and games are over the border now often only limited access because of copyright. To create a single European digital market Brussels wants online content that has been paid in their own country, is also available from other EU Member States. The committee thus also thinking of going against illegal downloading." If you are downloading a movie or song, it must be played. If that does not work, you should be able to terminate the contract and get your money back, '' said EU Commissioner Andrus Ansip (Digital Square).ReactionThe digital industry points out in a response that the committee should not lose sight of the interests of rightholdersThe dome of European consumer organizations BEUC, which includes the Consumer Association is affiliated with, reacts positively, but regrets that not addressing the so-called geoblocking. Therefore, a program of the Dutch public broadcasting, this might have been on Belgian television to see not be viewed online in Belgium.The European fractions of CDA and D66 welcome the proposals, but they also want an end to geoblocking. " There are a lot of steps needed to achieve a true internal market online, '' said Marietje Schaake (D66).

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