Copyright Reform

European Parliament copyright rapporteur announces resignation

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. ∎

IMCO Committee votes to approve copyright opinion

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

European Commission’s proposed new right for press publishers is mired in controversy

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.

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