EU Vote On Controversial Copyright Rules Notches Early Win For Tech Giants
06 July, 2018, 22:24 | Author: Tara Roberts
Some 40 votes separated meme-killers (278 members of the European Parliament) from meme fans (that's 318 votes), according to VentureBeat, but the matter might not have been settled for good.
The reason the EP rejected the law was primarily because of Articles 11 and 13, which would implement a link (or excerpt/snippet) tax and upload filters for copyrighted content.
13 article requires any Internet site to be responsible for the content published by their users.
The directive was widely criticized online with critics saying that this would add burdens to platforms by potentially restricting their content, and urging them to pay a "link tax", by ways of a license to news outlets.
Two weeks ago, European Parliament sent the media world into a frenzy by pushing legislation that threatened to dismantle the internet as we now know it.
McCartney wrote to MEPs accusing some internet platforms of refusing to compensate artists for their work "while they exploit it for their own profit".
Scottish MEP Catherine Stihler made a short speech against the reforms prior to the European Parliament vote.
"The directive will threaten online freedom and would impose new filters, barriers and restrictions to access the web", Wikipedia Spainsaid in a statement.
Geoff Taylor, chief executive of the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Brit Awards, said: 'We respect the decision by MEPs to have a plenary discussion on the draft Copyright Directive.
Conversely, Open Rights Group leader Jim Killock congratulates the EU Parliament for its recognition that "machine censorship of copyright material is not an easy and simple fix". Among the other subscribers in the letter was Vint CERF, one of the "fathers of the Internet", Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web.
Between September 10-13, the EP will meet again to vote on the final changes of the law, which activists hope would no longer include Articles 11 and 13.
The narrowly defeated European Commission proposal has been pushed back to the European Parliament for further debate and will be revisited in September, by which time sections of the proposal may have been rewritten. The "massive opposition" has been heard, from the "internet blackouts" and the petition going 750,000 strong.
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