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A brief review of regulation for creative and cultural industries

  • 1. Stockholm University


This report examines key elements of the European regulatory environment for the cultural and creative industries (CCI) and is part of Work Package 3 (Policy, regulatory and governance matrix of the CCI in Europe) of the CICERONE-project (Creative Industries Cultural Economy Production Network, Grant No.: 822778). The focus of the report is on regulation within the EU that effect CCIs and their production networks and does not specifically address the myriad ways in which trade regulations and regulators effect CCIs. The perspective is based on the concept of Global Production Networks which suggests that the regulatory environment along the entire value chain of cultural production, and the places involved, needs to be considered together. The regulatory environment covering the CCIs encompasses both policy and legislation as well as it includes frameworks that exist at local, regional, national, EU, and supranational levels. In this report we discuss six key areas: (1) policy hierarchies and scalar and sectorial complexity; (2) regulation of work and contracts, with a focus on small actors and protected designations;( 3) content and production regulation, including notions of quotas, arm-length’s distance and the new political landscape in Europe; (4) intellectual property rights regulation; (5) competition regulation, monopolies, and platform economies; (6) and regulation for the digital single market. Throughout the report we highlight possibilities that may be considered in policy to further support the CCIs.


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CICERONE – Creative Industries Cultural Economy Production Network 822778
European Commission