Copyright and US Tech Giants: What are the expectations in Europe?”

On 06 September, ahead of the vote on the EU Copyright Directive on 12 September and on behalf of authors society GESAC, Harris Interactive published a survey on “Copyright and US Tech Giants: What are the expectations in Europe?

  • The full survey is available here
  • It’s summary findings are available here
The survey’s results are striking results are striking considering the
  • 66% of respondents believe internet platforms do not fairly share revenues with content creators whose content appears on their sites, with French (76%) and German (72%) respondents most strongly indicating that current revenue sharing is unfair.
  • 81% of respondents believe platforms should more fairly remunerate media organisations, with the highest number of respondents who are completely in favour of legislation to level the playing field located in Germany (43%) and Romania (41%).

Will MEPs whose mailbox has been spammed by “grassroot” campaigns spreading alarming warnings on the “End of the Internet as we know it”, “Censoreship3, “Link Tax”, 3Upload filters etc.3 be sensitive?