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EU Copyright Reform: decisions, decisions...

For Articles 13, 11, 4, 3

Against Articles 13, 11, 4, 3


As requested by

Press Publishers


Restricting Freedom of Expression

Limiting Right to be Informed

Hurting Right to Access Information

Implementing General Monitoring

Eliminating "Fair Use"/Exceptions

Stopping Quotation

Jeopardize publication of user-generated content

Prevent Parody

Diminishing Right to Education

Reinforcing monopolies (specially from giant american techs)

Restricting the sharing of news from trustful sources

Spread of fake news

As demonstrated by:

Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee, and Dozens of Other Computing Experts Oppose Article 13

The UN's Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression denounces the EU's copyright plan in new report

Over 145 organisations representing a broad spectrum of stakeholders join forces to call upon the EU Member State Ambassadors to continue technical discussions on the copyright reform and to not grant the Bulgarian Council Presidency a mandate to negotiate with the European Parliament

Open Letter Save Code Share signed by over 12000 users and organisations

GitHub: EU wants to require platforms to filter uploaded content (including code)

Human Rights Council of the United Nations warns content filtering mechanisms amount to “pre-publication censorship”

Letter to MEP Axel Voss by 56 Organizations Opposing Article 11

Academics Against Press Publishers’ Right: 169 European Academics Warn Against It

Open Letter to MEP Marinho e Pinto opposing Articles 13, 11, 4, 3

Open Letter to the Portuguese Government opposing Article 13

Open Letter in Light of the Competitiveness Council on 30 November 2017, signed by 85 Organizations

The Recommendation on Measures to Safeguard Fundamental Rights and the Open Internet in the Framework of the EU Copyright Reform by by Martin Senftleben, Christina Angelopoulos, Giancarlo Frosio, Valentina Moscon, Miquel Peguera and Ole Andreas Rognstad. European Intellectual Property Review

Article 13 Open letter – Monitoring and Filtering of Internet Content is Unacceptable. Signed by over 50 NGO's

Strengthening the Position of Press Publishers and Authors and Performers in the Copyright Directive by Lionel Bently, Martin Kretschmer, Tobias Dubenbostel, Maria del Carmen, and Alfred Raudauer. Study Requested by the JURI Committee

40 Professors and Academics Oppose Article 13

Contributions by the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

On Online Platforms and the Commission’s New Proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

Independent research by CREATe (University of Glasgow): "The obligation to act upon constructive knowledge should not be replaced by a filtering obligation"

General Opinion on the EU Copyright Reform Package

European Liberal Youth (ALDE) call for deletion of articles 11 and 13

More than a hundred MEPs oppose new publishers right

EU copyright reform: quo vadis? Analysis by Professor Martin Kretschmer

Providers Liability: From the eCommerce Directive to the future by Prof. Dr Giovanni Sartor, European University Institute of Florence. Study Requested by the IMCO Committee

Professor Lionel Bently gives opinion on press publishers’ right

Coalition of Innovative Media Publishers: The introduction of a EU-wide AEDE fee will drive media publishers out of business: Open Letter

EU copyright reform threatens Open Access and Open Science. Open Letter by SPARC Europe

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission entitled “The economics of online news aggregation and neighbouring rights for news publishers”

Liability of Online Service Providers for Copyrighted Content – Regulatory Action Needed? by Dr. Jan Bernd Nordemann. Study requested by the European Parliament

22 Startups and online services with significant user bases in the EU against article 13

Large online platforms & other innovative tech companies in Europe against article 13

25 Research Centers against articles, 13, 11 and 3

European innovative media publishers express concerns regarding article 13

The Exception for Text and Data Mining (TDM) in the Proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market – Legal Aspects by Christophe Geiger, Giancarlo Frosio and Oleksandr Bulayenko. Study Requested by the European Parliament.

Let's Make Copyright Right. Right Now. For Education. by Communia, Open Society Foundation, Kennisland.

Various: Vox Scientia

Mozilla: Change Copyright

Fix Copyright byCreate.Refresh

Say No to Article 13 by Open Rights Group

Save the Meme by Bits of Freedom, EDRi, epicenter.works

Save the Link by OpenMedia

Save Code Share by Free Software Foundation Europe

Save Your Internet by Copyright 4 Creativity


Such difficult decisions...


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