EU parliament defends Freedom of Panorama & calls for copyright reform

Today the European Parliament with a broad majority adopted my copyright evaluation report. The plenary decisively removed the controversial proposal to restrict the so-called Freedom of Panorama, the right to use pictures of public buildings and sculptures without restriction, which had previously been inserted by the Legal Affairs Committee.

The parliament has listened to […]

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Last-minute attempt to sneak “snippet tax” into copyright report

A last-minute amendment by German EPP member Angelika Niebler is threatening to undermine my report for a progressive copyright reform:

The freedom to hyperlink is at stake, should amendment 1 be adopted during Thursday’s final plenary vote. Although her attempt at introducing a call for an ancillary copyright for press publishers to my report was […]

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