The Broadcasting Regulation

 

 

In short

 

 

The Broadcasting Regulation proposal seeks to set clear rules for broadcasting online. GESAC and its members have a vested interest in this matter, in light of the fact that 37% of its collections come from TV and radio broadcasting and retransmissions.

 

The proposal seeks to extend the country of origin principle, which is a principle that harms rights holders by definition. It also does not tackle some major issues like the Direct Injection loophole, or vagueness surrounding the act of communication to the public when retransmitting a public broadcast. 

 

 

 
The Commission

 

In September 2016, the Commission published its proposal for a Broadcasting Regulation.

 

  • Read the proposal and other relevant Commission documents here

 

 

The European Parliament

 

In the European Parliament, the file is led by MEP Tiemo Wölken in the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) 

 

  • Read the draft Report here and the amendments here

 

 

The following Committees provided an Opinion:

 

 

 

 

 

The Council

 

So far, a number of Member States have expressed a strong opposition against expanding the country of origin principle. The development of the file as a whole is therefore rather slow.

 

  • Read the Estonian Presidency's compromise proposal on the Regulation here (dated 10/10/2017)

 

 

GESAC

 

Four issues are of utmost importance to GESAC and its members in the Broadcasting Regulation:

 

 

 

  • Extending Mandatory Collective Management to Retransmission Services (read more...)

 

  • Clarifying that Broadcasting Retransmission is a New Communication to the Public (read more...)

 

 

Read our infographic on GESAC's position on the Regulation.