Online piracy is back to be the main problem about the advent of digital, but some solutions have arrived: the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA), which are the European measures to protect the consumer.

This is a set of rules applicable throughout the continent, whose purposes are to create a safer digital space where the fundamental rights of all users are protected and to promote innovation, growth and competitiveness, both in the European and global market.

Among the measures envisaged by the DSA there are the “Notice and Stay Down”, to enable the effective removal of illegal contents online, and the “KYBC – Know Your Business Customer” approach, which would enable the anonymity of those operating illegally on the web to be countered.

These kind of measures could also be crucial in the post-pandemic restart of the cinema. The DSA was the focus of a debate during the 78th Venice International Film Festival, entitled “Why the Audiovisual Industry Cares about the EU Digital Services Act: Protection for Production”, Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo, ANICA, MPA, Cinecittà and FAPAV were all involved in the discussion.