EU launches consultation on eCommerce

The European Commission is consulting stakeholders on the proposed eCommerce Directive, aimed at removing arriers to the establishment of providers of information society services and to the cross-border provision of on-line services in the internal market.  The deadline is 15 October 2010.

The European Commission wishes to study in detail the various reasons for the limited take-off of electronic commerce and evaluate the implementation of the Directive.  So it is asking interested parties directly for their reaction and experience on a number of subjects, some of which are related to copyright, multi-territory licensing and liability of intermediaries.

IFRRO will be submitting a response. The consultation is available here.