PublishedSeptember 12, 2018

CCIA Regrets EU Copyright Vote, Calls For A Balanced Outcome in Final Negotiations

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association regrets the European Parliament’s decision today to adopt upload filters for a broad range of online platforms and to introduce the so-called ‘right for press publishers.’

 

CCIA Europe, along with hundreds of academics, civil rights groups and the online sector, has long advocated against these measures, which will undermine free expression online and access to information. Upload filters will introduce a general obligation to monitor user uploaded content, thereby damaging European citizens’ fundamental rights and undermining platforms’ limited liability regime, a legal cornerstone for the European digital sector.

The proposal will now enter into trilogue negotiations between the European Parliament, European Commission and Council.

The following can be attributed to CCIA Senior Policy Manager Maud Sacquet:

“We regret that a majority of Members of the European Parliament ignored the widespread warnings on the risks of the copyright proposal. We now urge the Council and Parliament to come to a balanced outcome in the final negotiations.”

For press inquiries, please contact Heather Greenfield [email protected]

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