The EU Court has clarified that filters should not be trusted when they cannot do their job with adequate precision. But their supervision remains weak. The upcoming AI Act offers an opportunity to address this, writes Martin Husovec.
The EU Court of Justice (CJEU) has upheld the controversial Article 17 of the Copyright Directive, meaning platforms will be directly liable for – and responsible for removing – any copyrighted content uploaded to their sites.
Digital campaign groups have criticized the European Commission’s guidance paper on copyright, arguing that by introducing automatic filters it would give corporations the power to censor online content.
As Germany gears up to transpose the European Copyright Directive into national law by the summer of 2021, the new draft tabled by Justice Minister Christine's Lambrecht (SPD) provides for upload filters, although the government promised to do without them. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The Paris Court of Appeal will rule Thursday (8 October) on whether the country's competition authority had the power to require Google to negotiate with the French press on so-called "neighbouring rights" which allow online newspaper publishers to be remunerated for publishing extracts of their articles on Google News.
Google, the American digital giant, does not want to pay its due when the EU copyright directive comes into force in France. The online platform prefers to modify Google News rather than pay online news publishers. EURACTIV France reports.
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The European Parliament backed historic measures to reform EU copyright law on Tuesday (26 March) in a move set to have a far-reaching impact on rights for content creators and artists across the continent.
EU copyright rules are on the brink of a radical overhaul after lawmakers in the European Parliament's legal affairs committee provisionally backed plans on Wednesday (26 February) recently agreed with EU ministers.
If the European project of the Directive on Copyright Law in the Digital Single Market becomes reality in its current shape, the Internet will no longer remain a place of free access to information and democratic debate, writes Michal Kanownik.