What right do YOU have to the art and work of other people that's shared on the net?

Why You are blocked from sharing photos of buildings but only in some countries?

Questions for the digital age that Parliament grappled with this week as the European Commission prepares to reform legislation dating from 2001 that was designed to improve access to Europe's cultural diversity.

Julia REDA: "It was supposed to make the crossborder exchange of knowledge and culture easier, but in all relevant points it has left the decisions to the Member States. If we want people to communicate across borders and to form a common European public, they have to have legal security."

As well as harmonisation of copyright law, MEPs are demanding better access to shows blocked in third countries and a better balance between the rights of consumers and authors.

Jean-Marie CAVADA: "Europe has a large body of cultural works which the Internet service providers need to keep their commercial operations going. As a consequence, we need to set a high value for and protect the authors."

MEPs voted in favour of the recommendations, but dropped proposals to change current rules on photographing public buildings for commercial use.