What does the EU Copyright reform mean for internet users?
Will researchers using text and data mining first need to obtain a copyright license?
Will artists be able to negotiate better remuneration for their work?
Will you be required to have a license when posting a link to a news website?
This is what the European Parliament will be voting on very soon.
On March 21, 2019, FLINN is hosting the Brussels Legal Hackers meet up on the EU copyright reform before the final vote!
Back in 2016 the European Commission announced a proposal for a Directive that would create a lot of turbulence all over the EU two years later. The Directive was suggesting a reform on Copyright in order to make the law fit for the Digital Single Market. However, concerns were raised as regards the efficiency of this law in order to achieve its purpose.
Among others, two Articles, namely Articles 11 (link tax) and 13 (upload filters) were the ones that were criticised vividly by the academia, civil society and organisations that represent all kinds of copyright in the creative sphere. The Council also added an extended collective licensing mechanism (article 9(a)).
- Aimilia Givropoulou, Digital Policy Advisor Greens/EFA in the European Parliament
- Anna Mazgal, EU Policy Advisor Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
- Axel Beelen, @IPnewsBE
Join us in the meet up on 21 March, a week before the final vote in the European Parliament and let’s discuss what the challenges of the proposal are, why should we care and what can we do about it.
Drinks and snacks provided by the Brasserie de la Senne will be served.
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Venue: avenue des arts 46, 6th floor – 1000 Brussels
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