The European Comission wants to make it possible for UK citizens to access catch-up services services such as BBC’s iPlayer while travelling elsewhere in European Union.
The development would be part of an initiative for a “digital single market,” through the slashing of national copyright law differences in favour of a more consistent arrangement.
“The Commission wants to ensure that users who buy films, music or articles at home can also enjoy them while travelling across Europe,” the EC explains in a statement. “The Commission will also look at the role of online intermediaries in relation to copyright-protected works.”
The BBC has already responded positively, saying that it will begin work to look at the technical and legislative implications of allowing license payers to access its content overseas.