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SECO / WTI Academic Cooperation Project Working Paper Series 7 / 2012

EU policy on Copyright began to move forward in 1998 with the publication of a “Green Paper on Copyright and the Challenge of Technology”. Back then, copyright was a new policy area for the European Commission. Before these first initiatives, the Berne Convention, TRIPS and the so-called Copyright Treaty and Performances and Phonograms Treaty that were governed by the WIPO basically determined EU copyright policy.143

HORTEN, Monica. The Copyright Enforcement Enigma: Internet Politics and the “Telecoms Package”. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 215pp. P. 56.  

 

As the music and movie industry were not able to control and implement enforcement mechanism, they turned to political lobbying in order to act against the loss of copyright enforcement powers and sparked a new political debate.320

HORTEN, Monica. The Copyright Enforcement Enigma: Internet Politics and the “Telecoms Package”. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 215p. P. 39