FACTSHEET published on 01 Oct 2015 • Department / Unit Legal & PolicyInitiative or Policy Copyright and Licensing

Copyright Licensing

Public Service Media (PSM) are key contributors to the creative economy and major developers of legal offers of online content. They are devoted to providing citizens with wide access to high quality content on all relevant platforms and devices.

The licensing process of copyright-protected works is at the centre of the distribution of content and the remuneration of rightsholders.1 While the overall legal framework for copyright remains fit for purpose, introducing efficient and modern licensing schemes will advance Digital Single Market objectives and offers solutions where broadcasters wish to offer their programmes online and across borders.