In 2019, the European Commission launched the process for the adoption of a comprehensive regulatory package, the so-called Digital Services Act package (DSA). Two new Regulation proposals were published on 15 December 2020 and aim at modernising the current legal framework for digital services. At a key point in the discussions on this new legislative framework, we organised a series of webinars dealing with specific topics, where the areas of interplay between the DSA package and existing regulatory instruments may appear more complex in order to help pave the way for a structured exchange among stakeholders, with the Observatory team acting as facilitator for the discussion.
An initial introductory conference giving a first look at the new EU rules on online services and their possible impact on the audiovisual industry took place on 11 February.
Highlights of the event:
- an examination of the latest new European legislation, the proposed Digital Services Package, and its implications for the European film, TV and VOD industries;
- a discussion of the consequences of this new regulatory model for online content providers such as broadcasters, VOD services and social media platforms.