Intellectual property and copyright have been huge issues in 2012 and the debate between those that would like to see copyright reform and those that seek stricter copyright enforcement online, is becoming ever more intense. Leading ICT journalist, Jennifer Baker, is joined by Rapporteur on the Digital Freedom Strategy in EU Foreign Policy, Marietje Schaake MEP (ALDE), to discuss intellectual property and copyright enforcement legislation in the EU.
“I would invite and encourage everyone who does not like the current intellectual property rights enforcement mechanism in Europe, and I am certainly one of them, to be a part of thinking about how it should be done”.
"?The biggest issue at the moment is about flexibility. It's about whether the rules which are agreed have to be applied in all circumstances or whether member states still need to retain a certain discretion to deal with the unexpected."