Therese Comodini Cachia, the lead rapporteur for the European Parliament’s report on the proposed new copyright directive, has announced that she will step down following her appointment this week to the Maltese parliament. It is however still unclear who will take over the key post on the copyright dossier. ∎
Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee has voted 19 against 7 with 6 abstentions to approve an opinion on a new copyright directive. While compromises have been added to the original draft, it is nonetheless still expected to differ significantly from the Commission’s original proposal. ∎
“The report that I presented represents balanced solutions to ensure that cultural and creative industries can continue to thrive in the digital single market and often supports the underlying principles selected by the Commission”
Therese Comodini Cachia, Copyright Rapporteur and Member of the European Parliament
The new press publishers right in the Commission’s proposed copyright directive is a radical measure aimed at supporting a news industry in peril. The proposal may however have severe unintended consequences.