Copyright Directive: Facts and Figures

On 14 September 2016: the European Commission presents a draft Directive to modernize copyright in the Digital Single Market

From October 2016 to June 2018, the draft directive goes through five Committees of the European Parliament. Many thousands amendments are put forward to modify the original text. CEPIC’s proposals focus on including “framing” and on preserving the core of the “value gap” provisions.

25 May 2018: the Council agrees on a common position

On 20 June 2018, the Legal Committee of the European Parliament adopts with a clear majority the Report of MEP Voss proposing an amended version of the draft copyright directive

June-July 2018: Unprecendented fear-mongering campaign in media and to MEPS to reject “link tax” (Art. 11) and “up-load filters” (Art.13) . Google alone is reported having spent € 31 million on lobbying against the Directive. MEPs complain of spams and abusive calls, even death threats.

Article 13: Anatomy of a Political Hack- Guest Post by Volker RieckRead Here

On 05 June 2018, the European Parlament rejects the mandate to enter in a dialoge with the two other EU institutions, European Commission and Council)

12 July 2018: CEPIC publishes a Statement to the press and MEPs Read Here

This Statement has been translated in French , in German and in Polish.

Additional amendments may be sent to modify Voss report until 06 September

A new vote in Plenary is scheduled on 12 September: