EU pushes to allow people to watch streaming services from abroad by 2017  

BRUSSELS: The EU unveiled plans on Wednesday that would by 2017 allow travelers to get their Netflix film fix or listen to Spotify when abroad, something that is currently blocked by complex copyright rules.

Europeans spend about one billion nights in other EU countries every year but are confronted with a frustrating inability to enjoy watching many of their favourite films or TV shows on an iPad or laptop computer when they travel.

“We want to ensure the portability of content across borders,” said Andrus Ansip, the European Commission’s Vice President for the digital single market.



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