Article 11 of the Directive is bad news for everybody

The new neighbouring right for press publishers is bad news for everybody, can be concluded from Colangelo and Torti’s legal and economic analysis of the new provision, which is supported by European publishers and even by the Slovenian Journalists’ Association. Colangelo and Torti analyse the proposal of Article 11 of the Directive and highlight that today publishers and aggregators depend on each other. Because of this, the proposal of a new right does not have an economic basis.

The right will benefit press publishers that are one of the main lobbyists for the new neighbouring right as they currently do not get paid by aggregators. In Europe a narrow interest group can persuade the legislators with simple but loud arguments. To the detriment of all.