By Matei Vasile
July 26, 2017
Article from EDRi
EU's Problematic Link Tax and Censorship Machine Proposals Discussed in Romania
On 23 June 2017, EDRi member Asociația pentru Tehnologie și Internet (ApTI) along with The National Association of Librarians and Public Libraries of Romania (ANBPR) and the Center for Independent Journalism (CJI) organised a meeting on the topic of the proposed EU Copyright Directive. Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Victor Negrescu took part in the event.
The event aimed at discussing the potential damage that the proposed Directive threatens to inflict on human rights and on the internet in the EU, and Europe-wide efforts to mitigate it. The two main problems of the Proposal for the Copyright Directive are the Article 11, which would introduce a “link tax”, an ancillary right for press publishers, and Article 13, which would require all EU-based online platforms that host material for their users to implement upload filters. Both measures were proposed ostensibly to protect copyright.
Mr Negrescu shed light on the driving forces behind the EU Copyright Directive:
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