It should be easier for providers of movies, series and music to regulate licenses namely via the so-called radio model. This is suggested by D66. Modernization of copyright works according to that party better than a download ban.
Companies like Netflix and Spotify would like radio stations should be able to regulate their copyright licenses in the same manner set D66. That writing Marietje Schaake MEP and member of parliament Kees Verhoeven nrc.next.
“Spotify and Netflix have now all holders made separate arrangements,” says Verhoeven opposite Tweakers. “It’s complicated. Radio stations do not have to do that regulate that through a collective management organization Buma / Stemra” said the MP. While radio stations pay a certain amount, which Buma / Stemra must distribute the money. Those eligible
If such a model would also apply to Internet, Netflix series offer without asking permission. Well you Verhoeven’s also important that there is a reasonable compensation is paid. “Who determines what a fair price is, I can imagine that the rightholders there thinking about themselves. Not only large companies but also smaller parties,” says Verhoeven. “Many musicians now criticize Buma / Stemra, because they say they get. A fair compensation”
Last Thursday, the European Court decided that downloading from illegal sources, simply put everything that a copyright holder has given, can not pass muster. Permission Thus applies according to the government an immediate download ban. According to the D66 Representatives is the download ban a “rearguard” and reform of copyright works much better.
To enter the radio model for online content should be adjusted. European copyright first In 2004, the EU decided that it did not apply to Internet radio model. That content providers need to take out a separate contract for each film, series or artist according include D66 especially detrimental to start-ups who do not have enough manpower.
The European Commission is working on a reform of copyright, but how it should look like, is not yet known. “At a consultation are a lot of reactions,” said Schaake MEP. “The European Commission can not ignore.” The new copyright law will also depend on the new composition of the European Parliament. End of next month before the elections take place.
Previously named European Commissioner Neelie Kroes current copyright ‘bad for Europe. “ The copyright is particularly fragmented. Video or music streaming services have to arrange separate their copyright in all 28 EU Member States. That is a D66 eyesore. “The fragmented European copyright is the reason that Netflix still has a small supply in the Netherlands,” write Schaake and Verhoeven in their opinion piece. The two politicians also think that the construction of high-speed mobile and fixed internet will help.