European Commission launches dialogue between platforms and rights holders

At the end of August 2019, the European Commission opened a call for expression of interest to participate in the stakeholder dialogue on the application of Article 17 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (EU 2019/790) on the use of protected content by online content-sharing service providers.

Objective of the stakeholder dialogue

The objective of the dialogue will be to hear stakeholders’ views and to discuss possible practical solutions for the application of Article 17. The outcome of the discussions will feed into the preparation of the Commission’s guidance on the application of Article 17, referred to in the Directive.

When and where?

The Commission will hold the first stakeholder meeting on 15 October in Brussels. The objective of the meeting is to gather and map existing practices for the use of copyright-protected content by online content-sharing service providers in cooperation with rights holders, as well as to gather user experiences. Further meetings will be organised until the end of 2019 or early 2020.

You can find out more about the meeting on the European Commission’s website.

European Commission launches dialogue between platforms and rights holders