Month: March 2019

The European Copyright Directive/2: to filter or not to filter?

[continuing from the previous post about the link-tax] Art. 17 (former 13) of the Copyright Directive, concerning the liability of online content-sharing platform and the upload filters, is the most “systemic” part of the European copyright reform. The primary liability of content-sharing platforms  Article 17 creates a…

The European copyright directive /1: ancillary copyright, link-tax or what?

The new Copyright Directive have been approved by the European Assembly with an important but not large majority: 348 in favor, 274 against, 36 abstention. Quite an important number of MEP avoided the voting, probably because they fear the revenge by citizens at next…