September 24, 2018

EU Vote On Controversial Copyright Rules Notches Early Win For Tech Giants

08 July 2018, 12:58 | Casey Mitchell

KODIKodi crackdown- Vote this week could have huge ramifications for illegal streaming

KODIKodi crackdown- Vote this week could have huge ramifications for illegal streaming

Currently, YouTube benefits from safe harbour loopholes in place in Europe. It gained the support of former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, while Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the web, warned it threatened internet freedom.

The music industry, on the other hand, was united on the need to introduce legislation such as Article 13, which was created to tackle the growing value gap surrounding user-generated content on video upload services.

He added that the issue "jeopardises the music ecosystem".

And the arrival of the this law has been a long time coming.

A spokesman for Google, which owns YouTube, said: "The success of our partners has always been core to our work at YouTube, and to delivering great services for people".

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Facebook said: "We hope that the debate going forward will focus on the original mission of protecting copyright and ensuring a vibrant marketplace for content creation".

Indeed, earlier this week Italy Wikipedia shut down for a day in protest at the plans, which co-founder Jimmy Wales has described as "disastrous". The editors wrote that "Wikipedia itself would be at risk of closing". "If the proposal is approved, it may be impossible to share a newspaper article on social networks or find it on a search engine".

This will allow the 751 MEPs to propose amendments in September and call for the deletion of the notorious Article 13. It describes the legislation as "well-intended" but ultimately risky.

"But Article 13 is not the right way to achieve this".

Save Your Internet, a campaign against the proposals, claims Article 13 would also affect gamers' live-streaming, the ability to remix music, the sharing of parodies, and the ability to share links, as well as discussion sites.

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A sweeping, controversial copyright reform bill passed through the European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) on Wednesday (20 June), but the legislation could still be toppled during a make-or-break vote in the full chamber's plenary session next month.

He said some of the commentary about the laws online was "going beyond what is acceptable".

Interior Minister and League leader Salvini said "the gag on the web and on Facebook has been rejected in Strasbourg thanks to the League's No: they won't stop us".

However, as evidence of the tensions behind the value gap provision, a number of Members of the Parliament are expected to trigger a Plenary vote on whether the Parliament should start those interinstitutional negotiation or re-amend the legislative report and refer it back to the JURI Committee.

Every political group in the Parliament was divided, with MEPs voting in favour and against the bill.

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