Digital Agenda III: Plan to promote the digital economy and digital content
The specific Plans to set the Digital Agenda for Spain include the Plan to promote the digital economy and digital content
The aim of this Plan is to promote the digital economy in the form of an array of initiatives that seek to encourage talent, entrepreneurship and the growth of companies in the industry, as well as boost the production of digital content, its legal exploitation and the reuse of information in the public sector.
Taking a three-pronged approach, digital content takes center stage given its capacity to generate wealth and create quality jobs. Strategies take the shape of initiatives to encourage talent (with training measures aimed at raising awareness of the importance of entrepreneurship); training initiatives (with tax breaks for the videogames and entertainment industry, collective microfinancing, an increase in investment in companies in the industry, and encouraging the consumption of digital content), and industry initiatives (such as encouraging cooperation between companies in the industry, streamlining the procedure to request tax breaks, facilitating investment in the industry and creating platforms to encourage the so-called transaction-level modeling).
The second approach focuses on the amendment of copyright legislation. The aim of this measure is twofold: on the one hand, to encourage the creation of digital content and, on the other, to avoid unauthorized exploitation of content. To this end, alongside legislative changes, the Plan envisages the creation of a report to monitor companies that provide access to unauthorized audiovisual content and a range of measures aimed at promoting self-regulation in digital advertising, online payments and the sale of audiovisual hardware to prevent these types of websites being financed in this way.
The third approach includes a program for the reuse of information in the public sector, promoting a culture of open, reusable information, support for the publication of content, together with a Public Information Catalogue, and advice, analysis and the dissemination of open data.