Sämsta möjliga utfall när Frankrike inför EU:s uppladdningsfilter

Den före detta ledamoten i Europaparlamentet, tyska piratpartisten Julia Reda skriver en bloggpost om vad som händer när Frankrike (först av alla medlemsstater) gör lag av EU:s nya upphovsrättsdirektiv – och då speciellt artikel 17 (13).

»The French draft law confirms the worst fears of the EU copyright directive’s critics. The strictest version of the upload filter provision is proposed, while any safeguards that have been introduced to respond to the huge public protests are simply ignored. It’s hard to imagine that such a selective implementation of an EU directive would be accepted by the courts, but before it could come to a lawsuit, a lot of damage would already be done. Smaller countries often tend to copy the national implementations of EU law proposed by the larger countries, so there is a significant danger that France could set the standard for copyright enforcement in the entire EU. The European Commission should remind the French government of its obligation to implement the entire directive, not just the part that benefit large entertainment companies. With a French Commissioner in charge of copyright issues in the new European Commission, however, that is unlikely to happen.«

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