DOT Europe has long advocated for a fit-for-purpose and forward-looking copyright reform that would bring the EU copyright acquis into the 21st century. We believe that the continued success of the creative and technology sectors depends on a legal framework that incentivises creativity, investment and innovation, and have actively contributed to the European Commission’s drafting process in the lead up to the publication of the proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the DSM. Since the publication of the proposal, we have been working on issues such as the proposed neighbouring right for press publishers and the alleged “value gap”, to recalibrate the proposal for the digital age – in order to ensure the development of a healthy online space for users and creators, and align it with the backbone of the EU’s future Digital Single Market: the e-Commerce Directive.