EU copyright reform: Our fight was not in vain

For years, my colleagues in the European Parliament and I worked on the EU copyright reform – on improving the Commission’s original proposal, but above all, on preventing the worst. More than 5,000,000 signatures made the petition against Article 13 the biggest in EU history. Many activists invested their time and passion into the fight. […]

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Will the EU Parliament uphold or reject “terror filters” on April 17?

The controversial EU regulation on terrorist content online is making its way through the European Parliament close to the end of the mandate – traditionally a time MEPs face an extreme amount of pressure to pass laws that may have otherwise received more time and attention.

On Monday, April 8, the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home […]

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How your MEPs voted on internet freedoms – and why your minister of agriculture will have the final say on April 15

After the European Parliament adopted the Copyright Directive last week without even considering changes, one final step remains: Its approval by the Council of Ministers.

Last chance to stop upload filters

The Council vote is now scheduled for Monday, April 15. That day’s meeting happens to be the Agriculture and Fisheries Council – so it […]

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