EDiMA - Online intermediaries - EU Growth Engines

Press Release - 30/11/2015

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    EDiMA, is the European trade association representing online platforms. It is an alliance of new media and Internet companies whose members include Allegro Group, Amazon EU, Apple, eBay, Expedia, facebook, Google, King, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Netflix, PayPal, Twitter, Yahoo! Europe, Yelp and Airbnb.

    We support policy initiatives that are pro-consumer and promote innovation and growth in towards a Digital Single Market for Europe and our members offer European consumers a wide range of online services, including e-content, media, e-commerce, communications and information/search services.

    EDiMA believes that all stakeholder interests in the value chain should be considered when formulating policy for the online sectors. Ensuring that everyone benefits from the cultural and economic opportunities offered by the online sector enables the online sector to continue as a driver for cultural diversity and economic growth in the EU.

    User Experience

    Ensuring the rights and freedoms of users continues to be a key priority for EDiMA. In an ever-evolving user facing industry, EDiMA members continue to address the required issues to guarantee the confidence of users necessary for the further exploration of new online services. In this space, EDiMA highlights the rights of users online, including the protection of personal data and network and information security and unfair and misleading advertising and commercial practices, to promote online cross-border e-commerce and help create a more dynamic and robust digital single market for users and businesses alike.


  • A Digital Single Market for Users

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    Internet policy

    EDiMA encourages the continued facilitation of online products and services that provide Europeans with countless economic and cultural benefits. EDiMA works on issues concerning Internet policy - including the development of enhanced search services, online marketplaces, web 2.0 applications, and social networking.


  • Towards a workable and balanced environment for online intermediaries

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    Copyright and Licensing

    The creation of a modern and coherent licensing environment in Europe adapted to the new media sector and addressing the inefficiencies and legal uncertainty in the process of obtaining licenses, is of crucial importance to bringing revenue in to the EU creative sector and to providing European consumers with the largest possible choice of content online.


  • Towards an ambitious EU copyright framework

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    Payments Policy

    Facilitating easier and secure online payment solutions are essential to realising a EU digital single market and the foundation of a successful online and e commerce environment within and outside of the EU. EDiMA promotes the further development of online payment services with the aim to foster greater user confidence online and ensure that European businesses can benefit from markets beyond their borders.


  • Payments Policy in the EU

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    Better Regulation Principles Letter for MEPs

    Dear Member of the European Parliament,

    We represent Internet users, news publishers, consumers, journalists, libraries, civil society organizations, start-­ups, online services, Internet service providers and IT companies from all over Europe. We write to you in the context of...

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    Better Regulation Principles Letter for VP Timmermans

    Dear First Vice-­President Timmermans

    We represent Internet users, news publishers, consumers, journalists, libraries, civil society organizations, start-­ups, online services, Internet service providers and IT companies from all over Europe. We write to you in the context of...

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    EDIMA - Impact of ancillary rights in news products

    In this briefing document, EDIMA seeks to summarise research available on,
    so-called, “ancillary rights” in news, so as to contribute towards an open and
    evidence-based policy making process. All research cited – economic, empirical
    and legal - is publically available...

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    Online Intermedaries: Engines for European Growth Infographic

    Online intermediaries facilitate the exchange of goods and services in the online environment. They bring together different types of users in order to enable social and economic interaction.

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    Ancillary copyright goes against the EU Digital Single Market

    EDiMA Members both create copyrighted material and disseminate material created by others, whether professional creators or consumers. As a result, we understand the importance of several aspects of copyright: the importance of providing incentives and rewards for creative intellectual effort when it seeks remuneration; the importance of providing disseminating creative content to the public; and the importance of supporting fundamental values such as free speech and the exchange of information and ideas.

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  • What is EDiMA?

  • EDiMA, is the first European trade association representing online platforms. It is an alliance of new media and Internet companies whose members provide Internet and new media platforms offering European consumers a wide range of online services, including e-content, media, e-commerce, communications and information/search services. EDiMA serves as a European trade association and government representation entity, on behalf of its members, on issues that impact their business and the new media sector. As a unique coalition, EDiMA aims to become the voice of the Internet and online platforms in Europe.

  • When and why was EDiMA established?

  • Founded in March 2000, EDiMA was set up by 15 European companies to join forces in a trade organisation to develop a stable economic and legal environment for their business. EDiMA has since engaged with policy-makers and other stakeholders on a range of issues including e-commerce, music licensing, consumer protection, content regulation, online privacy and data protection, intellectual property legislation and policy developments.

  • What is EDiMA’s membership?

  • EDiMA's full membership features a wide range of new media companies operating at European level, including: Allegro Group, Amazon EU, Apple, eBay, Expedia, facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Netflix, Nokia, Twitter, Yahoo! Europe.

  • What does EDiMA do?

  • As a unique coalition of the most well-known companies acting in the online content market, EDiMA is the leading new media industry representative in negotiations and discussions with national and EU policy makers and relevant industry stakeholders in Brussels and across Europe. EDiMA represents the interests of the new media sector in Europe in policymaking, standards developments and industry co-operative activities through comprehensive information and advocacy about the potential for economic and artistic development and growth in the new digital industries in Europe. In conjunction with its legislative engagement, the association also serves as a source and developer of relevant industry research and is available to the press for the provision of industry comment and feedback on issues and news affecting the sector.

  • What is EDiMA’s mission?

  • EDiMA's mission is to contribute to policy and regulatory developments towards the realisation of a EU digital single market that ensures European consumers are provided with the benefits offered by the Internet sector. Legislative decisions and developments may impose substantial technical and financial burdens on new media companies, and may adversely affect the growth of the market. EDiMA therefore acts in order to influence the resolution of these issues in a way that preserves the interests of its members and the Internet community.

  • On which issues has EDiMA been involved and contributed its expertise?

  • EDiMA has been involved and engaged on a variety of issues at European level which have affected, or had the potential to significantly impact, the new media sector. In the past few years, EDiMA's involvement in the European debate on content online, contract law, copyright issues, licensing for digital content, E-Commerce, and liability of intermediaries has demonstrated an expertise that makes it one of the major interlocutors to the EU institutions on these issues. Recent examples of successful EDiMA work and campaigns include the association's involvement with the development of the new Audiovisual Media Services Directive (2007/65/EC), the Regulation on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I; Regulation 864/2007), the Commission's Communication on Creative Content Online (COM(2007)836) and a long-standing position as one of the leading industry representatives on the issue of online licensing in Europe.

  • On which current issues is EDiMA involved?

  • EDiMA follows and is involved with regulatory and policy developments affecting the new online sector, specifically those which currently relate to content online, intellectual property rights in the online environment, the liability regime for Internet intermediaries, and consumer rights issues related to E-Commerce and the use of online platforms including payments, and privacy and security online. EDiMA maintains an ongoing dialogue with relevant EU officials, including those within the European Commission, Member State Permanent Representations, and the European Parliament. Currently, this includes discussions and engagement on such as issues at the reform of the data protection regulation, EU copyright review, review of the EU trademark package, audiovisual media services, payment services, anti-money laundering Directive, and issues relating to intellectual property rights and the enforcement of IPRs.

  • How does one become a member of EDiMA?

  • Membership in EDiMA is limited to online and Internet companies with operations in Europe. Prospective EDiMA members must submit an application for membership which indicates an adherence to EDiMA's mission and aims and which must be approved by the EDiMA Board of Directors. For more information about EDiMA membership, please contact the EDiMA Secretariat.

  • Who manages EDiMA?

  • The EDIMA Secretariat is managed by Instinctif Partners LTd., one of the leading government relations, and public and corporate affairs consultancies in Belgium. The Secretariat is run by Siada El Ramly, and executive directors Lucy C. Cronin and Wes Himes. EDiMA's officers are Stephen Collins, President (Microsoft), Chris Sherwood, Vice President (Allegro Group), Eirini Zafeiratou, Vice President (Amazon).

    Contact us

    For more information about EDiMA, feel free to contact the Secretariat team:

    Tel: +32 (0) 2 626 1990

    Fax: +32 (0) 2 626 9501

    EDiMA, 60 Rue du Trone,
    1050 Brussels, Belgium

    General enquiries: info@edima-eu.org

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