First Stakeholder Dialogue on Article 17 of the new DSM Directive

Last week, the European Commission organized the first stakeholder dialogue in accordance with Article 17 of Directive 2019/790 on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market. Pursuant to Article 17, paragraph 10, the European Commission is obliged to organize dialogues to discuss best practices for cooperation between online content-sharing service providers and rightholders.

The dialogue took place in Brussels on Tuesday, 15 October 2019. European Commission invited a number of stakeholder organizations, in particular representatives of rightholders, Online Content Service Sharing Providers (OCSSPs), consumers, users and fundamental rights associations. The full list of invited organizations is available here.

The whole-day dialogue was streamed live online via the European Commission’s website, where the recording of the entire dialogue is available as well. In particular, the participants discussed measures to minimize the harm caused by upload filters.

More information on the dialogue is available here.