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European Commission agrees on cross-border access to digital content

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European Commission agrees on cross-border access to digital content

The new rules remove georgraphic limitations from online subscriptions to "films, sports events, e-books, video games or music services when travelling within the EU", according to Silicon Republic.

All paid online content providers will be required to follow the new rules, but for free-of-charge service providers it will be optional.

“People who have subscribed to their favourite series, music and sports events at home will be able to enjoy them when they travel in Europe. This is a new important step in breaking down barriers in the Digital Single Market," said Andrus Ansip, vice-president in charge of the Digital Single Market.

The rules will still need to be approved by the European Council and Parilament, before coming into effect in 2018.


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Teemu Henriksson


2017-02-09 13:24

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