Digital Single Market


Access to innovative online content is a key driver for consumers to embrace take up. Ensuring a truly single market for legitimate online content has therefore been highlighted as one of the key priorities of the Digital Agenda. The WG's overall aim will be to support the development of an expanding cross-border market, characterised by a large legal offer and effective competition in the content market. 

In 2015, the WG will focus on:

  • The EU copyright reform debate and different items of importance to the sector (ex. hyperlinks, User Generated Content, private copy levy, etc.)
  • The AVMS Directive
  • European Commission initiatives on Notice and Action, taking into account national developments in this field
  • The European Commission’s work on e-commerce rules
  • Any European Commission initiatives subsequent to the Licenses for Europe initiative, specifically in the area of user generated content
  • The Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive
  • CEPS and the EU Observatory Counterfeiting and Piracy workflows and other relevant forums, such as the OECD
  • The European Commission’s future initiatives on consumer rights and other Fundamental Rights issues, with the aim of increasing the availability and access to legitimate content and information. Find out more about ETNO members' legitimate content offers here.
  • The Net Neutrality debate, with a focus on the access to content and information
  • The Digital Single Market strategy and the Framework Review

ETNO members throughout Europe are putting together innovative content offers, including IP TV, music or video downloads. They are also engaged in voluntary education campaigns to raise awareness against piracy.

Working Group structure

ETNO WGs are the engine of the Association. The bottom-up approach when formulating ETNO position papers ensures that all ETNO member interests are captured. The Digital Single Market WG Chair is Caterina Bortolini, TIM and the Vice-Chairs are Henk Mannekens (BT) and Thedora Stamos (Proximus).

Coalition Statement

Our pan-European organisations, ECTA, ETNO, EuroISPA and GSMA Europe represent an electronic communications industry that is comprised of both national and pan-European fixed and mobile operators and Internet Services Providers (ISPs). Read more here: Coalition Statement


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