EU wants to require platforms to filter uploaded content (including code)

The EU is considering a copyright proposal that would require code-sharing platforms to monitor all content that users upload for potential copyright infringement (see the EU Commission’s proposed Article 13 of the Copyright Directive). The proposal is aimed at music and videos on streaming platforms, based on a theory of a “value gap” between the profits those platforms make from uploaded works and what copyright holders of some uploaded works receive. However, the way it’s written captures many other types of content, including code.

Country: EU

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: Industry

Tags: EU, content filtering, liability, online platforms, EU copyright reform

Posted on Thursday 15 March 2018

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