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Commission officials should not be "influenced behind closed doors" as part of recent private meetings on the implementation of the Copyright Directive with MEPs, a letter penned by a cross-section of EU Parliamentarians and seen by EURACTIV says.
Digital & Media 09-03-2021

Closed-door copyright meetings ‘taint’ EU transparency, MEPs warn

European Commission officials should not be "influenced behind closed doors" during private meetings with MEPs on the implementation of the copyright directive, says a letter penned by a cross-section of EU Parliamentarians.
High-ranking representatives of the Commission's DG Connect will brief MEPs as part of an 'in camera' meeting today (12 February), after a contingent of members wrote to the EU executive with their concerns on guidance issued for the EU's copyright directive.
Digital & Media 12-02-2021

Commission and Parliament in ‘secret talks’ on EU copyright directive

High-ranking representatives of the European Commission's DG Connect will brief EU lawmakers as part of an 'in camera' meeting on Friday (12 February), after a contingent of parliament members wrote to the EU executive to voice their concerns on guidance issued for the EU's copyright directive.
Digital & Media 15-09-2020

EU civil society says Commission’s copyright guidance violates ‘fundamental rights’

A group of EU civil society organisations has written to the European Commission's Internal Market chief Thierry Breton, highlighting 'grave fundamental rights concerns' related to the Commission's draft guidance on the application of the copyright directive.
Digital & Media 26-09-2019

Copyright directive ‘not in danger’ EU says, following Google backlash

The European Commission has assured those involved that the EU's controversial copyright directive is "not in danger," following Google's announcement that it will avoid renumerating content creators by implementing technical changes to the way it displays news online.
copyright 25-09-2019

Google is like a ‘digital dictatorship’, says EU copyright rapporteur

In an interview with EURACTIV'S media partner EuroEFE, German MEP Axel Voss, rapporteur for the controversial European "copyright" directive, defends the need to combat monopolies on the Internet, including that of the US giant Google.
copyright 15-04-2019

Censorship fears linger as copyright directive overcomes final hurdle

A "censorship of the internet" could be in store as a direct result of the EU's new rules on Copyright protection, a Polish government minister said on Monday (15 April), as EU member states approved the controversial plans after more than two years.