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Copyright Holders Still Don't Support EU's Already Awful Upload Filter Proposal; Demand It Be Made Worse

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Copyright Holders Still Dont Support EUs Already Awful Upload Filter Proposal; Demand It Be Made Worse

Copyright Holders Still Don't Support EU's Already Awful Upload Filter Proposal; Demand It Be Made Worse

As we discussed, over the weekend, France and Germany agreed to a deal to get the EU Copyright Directive moving forward again, specifically around Article 13. The problem was that the "deal" made Article 13 ridiculously bad. It removed all safe harbors, except for the tiniest of new internet platforms, and removed any requirement for copyright holders to actually help internet platforms by identifying what was infringing. It was utter nonsense. And, as we noted, even that wasn't good enough for MEP Axel Voss, the main member of the EU Parliament leading the charge on the EU Copyright Directive. He insisted that no safe harbor for platforms was acceptable at all.

And now the various legacy copyright holders are backing him up on this. As they ...

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