Overview of European Legislation For Digital Copyright Protection |
Digital technologies are becoming more importantin business and a potential locomotive for economic growth and trade. The U.Sproducers and consumers have enjoyed a ‘Digital revolution’ since 1990’s and itis not surprising that they became the largest economy in the informationsociety. Although following developments in information society one step behindthe U.S, the challenge for Europe is to clinch the digital age and become themost competitive knowledge-based economy and society is the new goal of the EU. Statistics shows that, in Europe 90% of firms and most of their employeeshave an Internet connection 60% of those firms have web sites and approximately 20% of the European companies sell and buy over through the Internet .