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Culture, commerce et numérique, Vol. 8, No. 2

The March 4, 2013 edition of the newsletter Culture, commerce et numérique features the following topics of special interest:

  • Trade negotiations on services: inequalities and imbalances in cultural exchanges
  • Film industry statistics: Europe, the United States, and France
  • Policy agreement between Google and press publishers
  • Digital societies—tax exempt?
  • Digital books: France and Luxembourg before the Court of Justice

The newsletter’s executive summary reads as follows:

"Further to the decision by the United States and the European Union to launch both bilateral and plurilateral trade negotiations, the March issue is largely dedicated to the inequalities and imbalances in cultural exchanges among the countries taking part in the negotiations. We present eye-opening statistics on audiovisual service exports and imports worldwide, as well as on the degree the Hollywood majors have penetrated national markets. Certain conclusions come to light regarding current challenges in the global audiovisual landscape, negotiators’ priorities, and the possible consequences of the upcoming negotiations.

On another note, we present the latest statistics on the European and Hollywood film industries as well as recent developments on the digital front and in the cultural industries, specifically the agreement between Google and press publishers and the debate on digital books."

The newsletter Culture, commerce et numérique (formerly Accords bilatéraux et diversité culturelle) is put together monthly by CEIM (Centre d’études sur l’intégration et la mondialisation) for the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF). Its main aim is to monitor the latest media content on U.S. initiatives regarding bilateral trade agreement negotiations, particularly the negotiation of clauses that could impact the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.