The European Commission has adopted a communication on "Creative Content Online in Europe's Single Market", identifying several actions to be taken at EU level. First, owners of creative content should make it available online. In order to address the concerns of these owners, the Commission intends to instigate "codes of conduct" between access/service providers, rights holders and consumers to ensure adequate protection of copyrighted works. Second, existing licensing mechanisms for creative content should be improved to allow licensing across the European Union. There are currently no multi-territory copyright licences. Finally, technologies that support the management of rights and the fair remuneration of creators in an online environment (Digital Rights Management systems or DRMs), should become transparent and there should be interoperability among the different DRMs. Stakeholders are invited to comment on the communication by 29 February 2008.
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