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Austrian Film Institute
Flanders Audiovisual Fund
Cinema and audiovisual centre of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation
Bulgarian National Film Centre
Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Ministry of Education and Culture - Cultural Services
Czech Film Fund
Danish Film Institute
Estonian Film Institute
Finnish Film Foundation
National Centre for Cinema and the Moving Image
German Federal Film Board
Greek Film Centre
National Film Institute
Icelandic Film Centre
Screen Ireland
 Ministry of Culture (MIC)
National Film Centre of Latvia
Lithuanian Film Centre
Film Fund Luxembourg
Malta Film Commission
Film Centre of Montenegro
Netherlands Film Fund
Norwegian Film Institute
Polish Film Institute
Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual
North Macedonia Film Agency
Romanian Film Centre
Film Center Serbia
Slovak Audiovisual Fund
Slovenian Film Centre
Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts
Swedish Film Institute
The Federal Office for Culture
British Film Institute
Austrian Film Institute
Flanders Audiovisual Fund
Cinema and audiovisual centre of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation
Bulgarian National Film Centre
Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Ministry of Education and Culture - Cultural Services
Czech Film Fund
Danish Film Institute
Estonian Film Institute
Finnish Film Foundation
National Centre for Cinema and the Moving Image
German Federal Film Board
Greek Film Centre
National Film Institute
Icelandic Film Centre
Screen Ireland
 Ministry of Culture (MIC)
National Film Centre of Latvia
Lithuanian Film Centre
Film Fund Luxembourg
Malta Film Commission
Film Centre of Montenegro
Netherlands Film Fund
Norwegian Film Institute
Polish Film Institute
Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual
North Macedonia Film Agency
Romanian Film Centre
Film Center Serbia
Slovak Audiovisual Fund
Slovenian Film Centre
Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts
Swedish Film Institute
The Federal Office for Culture
British Film Institute

Copyright - Competition cases and inquiries

Besides political and legislative initiatives, the Commission has launched several competition exercises.

  • An e-commerce inquiry on 6 May where the Commission is checking the application of competition law in the areas of e-commerce area and in particular as regards potential barriers erected by companies to cross-border online trade digital content. Some of these barriers can be addressed by competition law, especially when they include contractual restrictions in distribution agreements that prevent retailers from selling goods or services purchased online to customers located in another EU country.
  • Antitrust inquiry into agreements between Sky UK and the studios. The Commission sent in July 2015 a Statement of objection to Sky UK and six major US film studios: Disney, NBC, Universal, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. The Commission takes the preliminary view that each of the six studios and Sky UK have bilaterally agreed to put in place contractual restrictions that prevent Sky UK from allowing EU consumers located elsewhere to access, via satellite or online, pay-TV services available in the UK and Ireland. Without these restrictions, Sky UK would be free to decide on commercial grounds whether to sell its pay-TV services to such consumers requesting access to its services, taking into account the regulatory framework including, as regards online pay-TV services, the relevant national copyright laws.

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