Comment Neelie (Kroes)

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Comment Neelie
[...] Another example is the audiovisual industry. I know how important "windowing" is for the industry under current business models and I don't want to take decisions for the business, it's not my job. As new ways of watching films develop in the market, binding legislation dictating the sequence and period of release windows seems inflexible – and may make it harder, not easier, to provide and purchase content legally.
Are those legislations not mostly based on national cultural policy considerations and therefore don't fall into the remit of the EC? It would be interesting to see whether there is any correlation between such legislations / no regulation and the performance of local audiovisual markets.
jan3000, 20/11/2011 13:40