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What is the economic impact of geo-blocking?
A conference organised by Bruegel, the European think tank that specialises in economics.
The event will focus on whether we should extend the Commission’s proposal to non-audiovisual copyrighted services such as online music and ebooks. Bertin Martens will present his recent research work on the impact of removing geo-blocking restrictions on consumers and producers. His presentation will be followed by a panel discussion about whether, and under what conditions, we should remove geo-blocking practices from such sectors.
Moreover, it will deal with geo-blocking measures in the audiovisual sector. Scott Marcus will present the Bruegel study on extending the scope of geo-blocking prohibition in the industry while experts will comment on the associated arguments that go for or against such an extension.