[A2k] Open Letter for Deletion of Art. 11 and 13

Manon Ress manonress at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 02:55:17 PST 2019


Open Letter calling for the deletion of Articles 11 and 13

On 29 January EDRi, along with a large stakeholder coalition consisting of
87 organisations, sent a letter to the Council’s Working Party on
Intellectual Property, European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip and
the European Parliament trilogue negotiators to ask for a deletion of the
controversial Articles 11 and 13 in the Copyright Directive proposal. The
letter comes in a crucial moment since the negotiations are stalled after a
revised mandate for the Council failed to be adopted on 18 January.

Signatories express the view that a compromise on 13 seems more difficult
to achieve now that, after criticism from 70 Internet luminaries, the UN
Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, civil society organisations,
programmers and academics,  even large parts of the creative industries are
calling for a halt of negotiations on Article 13. Similar criticism has
been raised about the ancillary copyright proposal in Article 11 that has
lead to Google threatening to leave the EU market.


Manon Ress
manon <manon.ress at keionline.org>ress at gmail.com
tel.: +1571 3316879

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