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EC waters down proposal to end geoblocking - report

Thursday 12 May 2016 | 14:41 CET | News
The European Commission has abandoned plans to impose a ban on geoblocking of digital services in the EU, according to a draft regulation seen by German paper Handelsblatt. The draft will notably include an exception allowing continued geoblocking of audivisual services, following fierce opposition to the original proposal from industry. The ban on geoblocking of other types of services, such as music, books or games, would also be open to exceptions in some cases. The Commission is expected to publish the text in two weeks, according to the paper. 

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