When the Internet was launched, Europe’s E-Commerce Directive of 2000 created the basic legal framework for online service, setting clear limits on liability for digital platforms. The platforms weren’t responsible for any illegal material posted.
The objective of the seminar is to evaluate the current state of play of research and innovation policies for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Europe, and also how they can be aligned further with the SDGs.
Traditional media – such as DVDs, CDs and even vinyl – while not entirely surpassed are increasingly giving way to streaming services, a trend that demands amongst other things the availability of ubiquitous broadband.
Following a series of public consultations (e.g. on the review of the telecoms regulatory framework, online platforms and broadband), the European Commission is scheduled to adopt revised telecoms rules in September 2016.