Regulation (EU) 2017/1128 on cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market

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Series Details L 168/1, 30.06.17, p.1-11
Publication Date 30/06/2017
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The aim is to ensure that Europeans who buy or subscribe to films, sports broadcasts, music, e-books and games in their home Member State are able to access this content when they travel or stay temporarily in another EU country. The Regulation comes into force on 1 April 2018 in all EU Member States.

Background information:

The draft proposal was put forward by the European Commission in December 2015. The Council of the European Union adopted its negotiating position in May 2016 and started negotiations with the European Parliament following the adoption of its own position in November. An informal agreement between the institutions was reached in February 2017, followed by the formal endorsed of the Parliament (18 May) and of the Council (8 June).

+ Proposal for a Regulation on ensuring the cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market [COM(2015)627]

This Regulation ensures the cross-border portability of online content across the European Union.

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European Commission: Digital Single Market – Portability of online content services [Q&A]
Euronews, 29.03.18: Brits won't be able to access UK Netflix in EU after Brexit
European Commission: Joint statement by the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU
Delano, 28.03.18: Online content to go cross-border from 1 April

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