The Cross-Border Portability Regulation



On 7 February 2017, the Commission, the Council and the Parliament reached a deal over a final text for the Cross-Border Portability Regulation which addresses accessing subscription services while abroad.


Although this will not directly affect the music sector (strongly represented within GESAC), which has been providing multi-territorial licenses, including portability, for many years, GESAC welcomes all initiatives that enable consumers to access more content more easily, within a clear legal framework that ensures a fair deal for all parties involved.



For more:



  • Read the initial proposal by the European Commission here


  • Read the JURI committee’s press release on the trilogue deal here


  • The final Regulation as adopted is here