The controversial EU copyright reform is only months away from official EU law after the European Parliament and the Council agreed the final text last night. The opponents of the final text hope that Parliament will seek a final vote in March or April on the repeal of the contested articles 11 and 13
Agreement to modernize copyright provisions.
The freedom of Internet users is strengthened. Creator better paid and Internet economy will have clearer rules.
It will strengthen the creative sector.
It will bring added value to EU citizens. //T.co/39Fg6vZ40p pic.twitter.com/wvNNaAvvoO
̵1; European Commission @ (@EU_Commission) 13 February 2019
In Article 13, the opponents are particularly concerned Platforms are required to enforce copyright infringement on their users, which essentially results in them creating "upload filters".
The upload filters, also referred to by the opponents as censorship machines, are not explicitly mentioned in the reform. However, commercial Web sites and apps that enable users to post content are required to "make the best efforts" to prematurely purchase licenses that users may purchase from uploading.
Or how MEP Julia Reda, who fought against the current version of copyright reform, adds to her blog post: "That means all the copyrighted content in the world. An impossible performance.
A quote would be legal and no copyright infringement, #uploadFilters would not have to remove them. The problem is that filters can not tell the difference between a violation and a quote. You only see that copyrighted content is being used. So they would block it anyway.
– Julia Reda (@Senficon) February 14, 2019
Reda adds in her article: If a court should ever consider the licensing or filtering activities of a platform inadequate, that would be the case directly for Copyright infringement of the users responsible, as if the platform itself had committed. "This massive threat will result in platforms failing to comply with these rules in order to stay on the safe side and worsen the impact on our freedom of speech," Reda wrote.
The European Parliament declares that the directive will "not impose filters". however, does not clearly indicate how platforms should be used to prevent and prevent user violations. Parliament also reaffirms that the updated copyright reform aims to encourage Internet platforms to "pay for the work of artists and journalists".
Most people agree with the assessment of the Directive, but it is discussed whether Articles 11 and 13 will actually do so or have unintended and devastating consequences.
Freedom on the Internet will continue as in the real world. Memes, GIFs and the snippet are safe and various other protections are included. pic.twitter.com/qRrwubwB5Q
– European Parliament (@Europarl_EN) 14 February 2019
The final text of Article 11 – the other important issue – In the end it was pretty much what opponents feared, and limited 's ability to display links with links to any service.
Google, which admittedly has skin in play, said recently that traffic to news sites dropped 45 percent of experiments with reduced clippings – which still showed titles, URLs, and thumbnails of videos.
Parliament says Article 11 will allow hyperlinks to news articles to be accompanied by "single words or very short excerpts" without paying rightholders
"For this reason, the" snippet "may continue to exist in Google News. Newsfeeds appear or when an article is published on Facebook, provided that it is "very short," according to the statement of the Parliament.
Reda questions what is "very short" and points out that a similar one Legislation in Germany Has Already Failed
Copyright reform must benefit all stakeholders – including European designers and consumers, small publishers and platforms – we will study the final text of the EU Copyright Directive and it will take some time for the next Set Steps.
– Google Europe (@googleeurope) February 13, 2019
The Final Text of copyright The reform must now be approved by the Committee on Legal Affairs and adopted by the governments of the Member States in the European Council – but it is likely to be adopted there.
Therefore, Reda and other opponents believe that the best is a final vote in Parliament, where all 751 MPs representing EU citizens will weigh. This is likely to happen by the end of March or the first half of April, and Reda believes it will be possible to obtain a majority against the controversial proposal. [19659003WennSieeinEU-BürgersindundsichfürdiesesThemainteressierenkönnenSiesichanIhreVertreterimParlamentwendenundIhreStimmeGehörverschaffen