European Parliament Votes to Hold Back New Copyright Law For Debate

GETTYMembers of the ENF founded by Marine Le Pen have been asked to reimburse almost £500,000

GETTYMembers of the ENF founded by Marine Le Pen have been asked to reimburse almost £500,000

This can be counted a success as a majority of MEPs voted for further scrutiny and debate of the proposals.

On June 12 a group of 70 leading figures from the internet world, including world wide web creator Tim Berners-Lee and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, wrote an open letter to European parliament president Antonio Tajani urging a rethink. The banner asks people to go to and contact respective MEPs to convince them to vote against the reform.

Article 11 - which proposes to create a neighboring right for snippets of journalistic content in order to target news aggregator business models, like Google News, which publishers have long argued are unfairly profiting from their work.

The saga isn't over yet, but it does mean that the directive will be sent back to the drawing board, and members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will vote again in September.

The Legal Affairs Committee will have to come up with a new draft to be examined by the European Parliament during the next plenary session in September.

"The broad scope of Article 13 could have covered any copyrightable material, including images, audio, video, compiled software, code and the written word", wrote James Temperton at Wired after the measure was voted down.

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According to Deutsche Welle, the proposed law will enforce new regulations for content and direct IT companies to regulate what users upload.

Gesac (the European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers), which represents 31 collection societies, says the defeat marks a "missed opportunity to fix the current unfairness in the digital market once and for all".

In particular, we are talking about news stories.

Mozilla, which campaigned heavily against the proposal, said the result was great news for Europe's citizens.

Sir Paul McCartney is among those supporting the contentious legislation; he believes the change would safeguard the "sustainable future for music".

A key committee at the European Parliament subsequently added more muscle to the proposal to give more power to Europe's creative industries. "We can not fast-track such an important legislation". MEPs voted 303 to 223 in favour of a resolution that criticizes the United States for not complying with the protection requirements, arguing that the Privacy Shield doesn't offer adequate protections demanded by the pro-privacy European Union laws.

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