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UN Human Rights Expert Warns EU Not To Pass Article 13

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Mar 13, 2019 6:08 AM 1+ mon ago

UN Human Rights Expert Warns EU Not To Pass Article 13

The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression has put out another warning that the EU's move towards approving the EU Copyright Directive, and Article 13 in particular, is inconsistent with human rights standards. That's the polite way of saying that it's going to trample all over the public's rights, and especially rights concerning free speech.

"Europe has a responsibility to modernise its copyright law to address the challenges of the digital age," said the UN's Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression ahead of a critical vote on the Directive. "But this should not be done at the expense of the freedom of expression that Europeans enjoy today."

"Article 13 of the proposed Directive appears destined to drive internet platforms toward monitoring and restriction of user-generated content even at the point of upload. Such sweeping pressure for pre-publication filtering is neither a ...

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