EU copyright should protect users’ rights and prevent content filtering

This paper deals with article 13 of the Commission’s proposal which introduces a filtering obligation on online platforms that allow users to upload content. The proposal fails to establish clear rules for internet users that make it clear how they can share and remix content legally. Instead it introduces a filtering requirement for online platforms that can potentially serve as a censorship machine and will violate users’ fundamental rights and distort the existing legal framework. From COMMUNIA's perspective article 13 and the related recitals should be deleted from the proposal. You can download a pdf version of the position paper here.


Country: EU

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: Civil Society

Tags: Internet, online platforms, content filtering, European Commission, copyright reform, censorship

Posted on Monday 9 January 2017

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