The MEPs supported the Proposal for the Directive
“The European Parliament has voted on the Proposal for the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. MEPs did not hear the warnings of the experts (lastly, economic and legal academics called for a more balanced system).
As such they have supported the new neighbouring right for press publishers (Article 11) and the new obligation of platforms to license and filter content (Article 13). This is not good for the future of the internet in the EU. Platforms that have been obliged to technological neutrality and not to tamper with the content will have to control and delete content.
I hope to see the Proposal of the Directive at least fixed by the European Commission and Council in the trilogue. The current proposals are even worse than the JURI Committee proposal from July. This would be better for us all.
I hope to see more focus on the educational exception, the text and data mining exception and other exception safeguarding the public interest in the trilogue.
This is not a happy day for creators in the EU neither it is for the journalists and the plurality of the media, at least not in the long term. This is why I hope they will receive payment for their works by big platforms.
If the Proposal is adopted, this will radically change what, under which terms and at what cost (for the cost of free and neutral internet, thus freedom and neutral possibilities of sharing content) will be available. It is time for legislators to listen to experts and not only the most powerful and loud lobbyists.” This statement was given by dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič for STA.
Creative Commons (CC) annually holds the CC Global Summit events, bringing together experts from different fields with the purpose of spurring on debates and organising workshops related to Open Access. This year’s CC Global Summit 2021 will be a special event as Creative Commons celebrates 20 years!
This year, IPI collaborated with Communia and the Centrum Cyfrowe, which conducted an international study on the use of copyrighted works during remote teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic. The research is now published, and its results were also presented on 15 September 2021. You are invited to take a look at the survey!
On September 2, 2021, Austria has published a new draft law, which implements DSM Directive. The draft law is in consultation till October 13, 2021. In regards to Art. 17 of the DSM Directive, Austrian draft law is a mixture of the German approach, on which IPI already reported, and Europan Commission’s Guidelines.
On September 6, 2021, Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M. in the radio show Studio at 5 pm spoke on the topic of the implementation of the DSM Directive in the Slovenian legal order, emphasizing how necessary it is for the exceptions and limitations of copyright to be widely implemented. You are welcome to listen to the radio show!