Creativity Works! warns of the negative impact of a “network fees” regime on Europe’s creative & cultural sectors and European consumers

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Creativity Works!, Europe’s leading alliance of the creative and cultural sectors since 2013, wishes to express its concerns following calls for the application of a network fees regime, either through direct payments to telecom companies or contributions to a fund from “large traffic generators”, including over-the-top media services (OTTs) and creative content providers, to support the cost of telecom infrastructure investment. Such proposals pose a threat to the sustainability of the European creative sectors and their ability to provide diverse content and services to European consumers. We therefore welcome the opportunity to contribute to the exploratory consultation launched by the European Commission.

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