A multi-country action day coordinated by Eurojust in The Hague led to the dismantling of an international criminal network committing massive fraud with pay-TV, which shows organised crime expanding its illegal activities to large-scale violations of audiovisual copyright.
On 11 September, the EU Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) organised a tabletop exercise with EU Member States’ law enforcement authorities, third countries and online service providers (OSPs) at Europol’s headquarters, in The Hague, under the umbrella of the European Commission-led EU Internet Forum.
At the third EU-Western Balkans Media Days taking place from 12-13 September in Podgorica, Montenegro, the European Commission confirmed its support to the region with new initiatives focusing on media accountability, literacy and governance, judicial expertise on freedom of expression and promotion of reconciliation and regional cooperation. This is part of the EU’s firm support to media freedom and independence of journalism in the Western Balkans and underpins the ongoing regional programmes worth €20 million.
A press release with more information about the event is available.
An expert conference with a focus on strengthening competitiveness in the audiovisual field in Europe. The themes include competence development, innovation, deployment of new technologies, gender equality and promoting European content through means such as regulation and cooperation.
A summary of the exchange of views is now available.
The 76th edition of the Venice International Film Festival is taking place from 28 August to 7 September 2019. Twelve films supported by Creative Europe MEDIA will be competing in different sections, and four of them aim for the Golden Lion. In addition, industry professionals will discuss how to promote European films beyond Europe during our upcoming European Film Forum.
As required by Article 17 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (EU 2019/790) on the use of protected content by online content-sharing service providers, the European Commission will organise a stakeholder dialogue to discuss best practices for cooperation between online content-sharing service providers and rightholders. The Commission will hold the first meeting of the stakeholder dialogue on 15 October, in Brussels.
The 76th edition of the Venice International Film Festival is taking place from 28 August to 7 September 2019. Twelve films supported by Creative Europe MEDIA will be competing in different sections, four of which aim for the Golden Lion. In addition, industry professionals will discuss how to promote European films beyond Europe during our upcoming European Film Forum.
We can now reveal the ten projects in the MyGalileoApp competition judged to be the most exciting in terms of their level of innovation, market potential and technical feasibility. Selected from 30 projects shortlisted for the competition’s first development phase, these 10 projects will now advance to the second development phase, at the end of which they should deliver a fully functioning app.