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

Date

12 Sep 2018

Sections

InfoSociety

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

“We regret that a majority of Members of the European Parliament today ignored the warnings of the online sector, academics, innovative publishers, research institutions and civil rights groups on the real threats this proposal causes. We now urge the Council and Parliament to come to a balanced outcome in the final negotiations.”

 

About CCIA:

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is an international, nonprofit association representing a broad cross section of computer, communications and Internet industry firms. CCIA remains dedicated, as it has for over 45 years, to promoting innovation and preserving full, fair and open competition throughout our industry. For more, please go to: www.ccianet.org

Contact:

Heather Greenfield hgreenfield@ccianet.org

Maud Sacquet msacquet@ccianet.org