GESAC congratulates EU institutions on reaching portability deal

On 7 February, the Commission, the Council and the Parliament reached a deal over accessing subscription services while abroad. GESAC wishes to congratulate particularly the rapporteur MEP Jean-Marie Cavada, whose efforts were essential in striking this deal that will make it easier to access cultural content while traveling.

Although this will not directly affect the music sector (strongly represented within GESAC), which has been providing multi-territorial licenses, including portability, for many years, GESAC welcomes all initiatives that enable consumers to access more content more easily, within a clear legal framework that ensures a fair deal for all parties involved.

  • Read the JURI committee’s press release on the deal here

 

Published on 09 February 2017