01-02-2021 PUBLISHED: THE 3rd IN A SERIES OF PAPERS ON EUROPEAN, NATIONAL AND REGIONAL POLICY FRAMEWORKS FOR CCI
CICERONE-members Thomas Borén and Dominic Power (both from Stockholm University) have finished the third in a series of WP3-related CICERONE papers which explores whether and to what extent the existing European, national and regional policy frameworks concerning cultural industries (and the wider economy) are appropriate for addressing the challenges of new and emergent organisational and governance forms of the creative economy.
This 3rd report, entitled A brief review of regulation for creative and cultural industries, examines key elements of the European regulatory environment for the cultural and creative industries (CCI). The focus of the report is on regulation within the EU affecting CCIs and their production networks. It does not specifically address the myriad ways in which trade regulations and regulators impact CCIs, but its perspective is based on the concept of Global Production Networks, which suggests that the regulatory environment along the entire value chain of cultural production – and the places involved – needs to be considered together. The regulatory environment covering the CCIs encompasses both policy and legislation, as well as frameworks that exist at local, regional, national, EU, and supranational levels.
In this report, six key areas are discussed: (1) policy hierarchies and scalar and sectorial complexity; (2) regulation of work and contracts, with a focus on small actors and protected designations;( 3) content and production regulation, including notions of quotas, arm-length’s distance and the new political landscape in Europe; (4) intellectual property rights regulation; (5) competition regulation, monopolies, and platform economies; (6) and regulation for the digital single market. Throughout the report, possibilities are highlighted that may be considered in policy to further support the CCIs.