On the 19th of January 2016, the European Parliament adopted the resolution Towards a Single Digital Market Act. The EP’s adoption follows a proposition made in May 2015 by the European Commission for a European Digital Single Market Strategy. In the end, this strategy should lead to the enforcement of regulations and legislations contained in a Digital Single Market Act.
Culture Action Europe has been closely monitoring the evolution of this proposition and following key actors’ comments and reactions. This guide is provided to you in order to get a better understanding of the future DSM strategy, and of its potential impact on European cultural activities.
Our understanding of the situation will voluntarily not be exhaustive, and rather follow a selective bias on cultural matters. Although we will attempt to provide our readers with some criticism and recommendations, our analysis will remain the view of the writers and will not constitute a definitive official view of Culture Action Europe.