Actually in many ways of more interest is the detailed "communication" that accompanies the press release, even if this is currently described as a "provisional" version. In it, we find a number of big ideas:
A. The Commission is talking about consolidating the existing "acquis" into a single European Copyright Code and, more radically, exploring the introduction of a "unitary" copyright title modelled (it appears) on the Unitary EU Patent project (and which would apply as an optional layer in addition to national protection).
B As with last week's Hargreaves report, the Commission comes out in support of brokering copyright clearing houses, especially to help "amateur" users to clear rights for lawful use, as well as supporting initiatives such as the Global Repertoire Database.
C. Harmonisation of private copying levies.
D. (probably not that important, except to a select few) the review of the artist's resale rights (droit de suite) Directive.
E. Reviewing the EU's policies on IPR engagement with third countries.