Thursday, 12th July 2012
Fast-forward Europe: 8 solutions to thrive in the digital world
Source: European Commission Task Force for Co-ordination of Media Affairs
From Press Release:
The EU Media Futures Forum commissioned by Neelie Kroes has delivered a wake-up call to leaders about what they and the industry need to do to transform this sector – a sector employing 10 million people and the foundation of public debate in Europe. The groups outlines 8 bottlenecks in the Digital Single Market and 8 solutions – ranging from VAT treatment to broadband to copyright and cross-border journalism – with actions needed for the media sector to contribute to Europe's growth.
8 bottlenecks – 8 solutions
Turn Europe into a Digital Single Market by 2015
Promote new business models
Reward creators and creation of content
Adapt financial support for audiovisual creation
Treat like as like
Avoid new barriers to entry
Increase access to and use of legal content and services from anywhere in the EU on any device for all citizens in the EU
Quickly roll out the infrastructure of the future
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