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Was the EU Parliament right in adopting the draft of the Copyright Directive?
The European Parliament is correct in adopting the
for the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.
Press publications will be able to demand compensation when they are cited by information society service providers.
Thanks to article 13 copyright holders can hold platforms liable when they enable entities to violate their copyrights.
It strengthens the ability of the EU to set global standards in copyright law.
forces platforms to act as arbitrator between rightsholders and end-users, allowing end-users to defend their claim to the content whilst avoiding immediate legal action.
The directive creates confusion and uncertainty in areas where clear laws and regulations are paramount.
It disproportionally increases the power of rightholders.
Copyright is broken, and as a result any legislation seeking to enforce it is broken as well.
The directive will harm European internet users as companies will shy away from the European market and restrict or not even offer their services there.
Smaller platforms will struggle to comply leading to reduced competition.
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