Copyright Directive: Lead MEP party deletes the “censorship machine”

Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Therese Comodini Cachia, the Rapporteur for JURI on this file, has proposed a number of changes to the original broken and extreme proposal of the European Commission (EC). Ms Comodini has taken a reasonable approach and has amended the worst sections of the proposal: the “censorship machine” (aka upload filter) proposal in Article 13, and the suggestion to expand the “ancillary copyright” (aka “link tax”) that failed in Germany and Spain and was planned to be expanded to the entire EU.

Country: EU

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: European Bodies

Tags: copyright reform, European Commission, draft report, censorship machine, cotent filtering, ancillary copyright, link tax

Posted on Thursday 9 March 2017

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