The minutes of the meeting, including the minutes of the coordinators’ meeting are now available.
The EU’s Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have today formally signed an agreement to further increase cooperation in fighting infringements of intellectual property rights, both online and offline.
The European Commission is organising the second meeting of the stakeholder dialogue to discuss best practices for cooperation between online content-sharing service providers and rightholders, as required by Article 17 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.
Session 1 will focus on current practices of cooperation concerning the use of copyright protected content between right-holders for Audiovisual, Sport, Visual and Print Content (Books, Press, News) and online content sharing providers.
Session 2 will focus on the users’ perspectives on the current practices of cooperation between right-holders and online content sharing providers in relation to copyright protected content.
Social media platforms and the algorithms they use to shape the news that people read, as well as people’s behaviour online, all play a role in the rapid spread of disinformation. Research has shown that people tend to be unaware of their own cognitive biases and underestimate the influence of algorithms on their social media behaviour. Improving the media literacy of consumers and reducing their vulnerability to disinformation is a necessary part of the solution. This study proposes an approach based on behavioural science, which triggers people to be aware of their own online behaviour.
A briefing by the European Parliamentary Research Service.
The rapid development of digital technologies is posing a challenge to the European Union, spurring initiatives to catch up with the US and China in the area, notably in the context of the digital single market. Among the dilemmas are how to reconcile Europe’s sensitivity towards protecting private data with the need to use them in many algorithms, and ensure that automation and artificial intelligence strengthen rather than weaken labour market participation. This note offers links to a series of some recent commentaries and reports from major international think tanks and research institutes on digital challenges. Many earlier papers on the issue can be found in a previous item in the series, published in July 2018. Many reports on cybersecurity are available in a publication from October 2018.
Agenda items concern digital, food & drink and internal market policies.
Brussels, 15 October 2019
A summary of the hearing is now available.