Copyright Directive may lead newspapers to become their own censors

Copyright discussions continue in the European institutions. On one hand, Axel Voss, the German conservative (EPP/CDU) Parliamentarian in charge of the dossier in the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs is on some sort of a stand-by while the German government forms. On the other hand, the EU Council, composed of the relevant ministers in charge of the copyright Directive proposal, is speeding up. The two worst proposals in it are the upload filter (“censorship machine”) in Article 13 and the ancillary copyright in Article 11.

In the latest documents leaked from the Council meetings there is a new definition of a type of online service, “online content sharing service provider” which would be the one affected by the censorship machine proposal (Article 13).

Country: EU

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: European Bodies

Tags: upload filter, leak document, censorship machine, ancillary copyright, EU copyright reform

Posted on Wednesday 13 December 2017

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