The new draft of the EU on the digitisation will not only strengthen Europe’s Position in the world market, the US magazine Politico. The Americans assume that the lead of Google and Facebook could not be recouped.
The European Commission presented last week in Strasbourg, its approach to the digital economy of the 21st century. Century in Europe. The great Vision, writes Chris Spillane in the US magazine Politico has degenerated into a patchwork of compromises and subject to change.
“ambitions, the interent-access to massively expand, will also depend in the future on the willingness of companies to cooperate. The measures adopted could artists and publishers to give a louder voice, but not a guarantee of a fair remuneration. Technology giants like Google, Facebook and Skype will have a more regulatory setting, because the Commission wants to protect old industries," writes Politico.
On Wednesday, the Commissioner for the digital single market, Andrus Ansip, and the Commissioner for digital economy, Günther Oettinger, presented their plans. “Ansips Vision of the digital Agenda is in principle correct, but he must make a lot of compromises. It is noticeable that you have not made fundamental decisions", quoted a Dutch Deputy of Politico. “The Parliament will have with these proposals is a lot of work.”
Without a fundamental, Europe-wide agreement will have to Europe, it’s hard against a rising Asia, and the digital platzhirsch America. Without the protection of intellectual property, the creative impulse will lose its power, the fear of observers. “We are disappointed by the proposals, let the ambitious miss, the challenges of the digital age master age,” said Siada El Ramly, the trade Association EDiMA. Most basically, the EU had embarked on the right path.
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