Cross-Border Portability Regulation

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

The regulation will not directly affect the music sector (strongly represented within GESAC), which has been providing multi-territorial licenses, including portability, for many years. However, 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.

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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