The BSG's response to the European Commission consultation on Content Online was submitted todaybsg
The Directorate-General Information Society released the public Consultation on Content Online in the Single Market on 28 July 2006. The stated aim is to establish how EU policy should be designed in order to stimulate creation and distribution of online content and services in Europe. The closing date for the consultation was 13 October, and the Commission has said it intends to release a communication on the topic by the end of the year.
The consultation was wide ranging and so affects many sectors in the UK. Relevant organisations have also been responding individually and via their trade associations, reflecting their own industry perpsectives. However, it was agreed, with the support of the UK government, that it may also be useful to look at Content Online from a cross-industry UK perspective, considering points of common interest and submitting a response along these lines.
BSG coordinated this response, which was submitted with input from content players in the music, games and publishing industries via the Digital Content Forum, broadcasters, ISPs, mobile operators, telecommunications and technology companies.