HUGE WIN Today for European Copyright Reform (Article 13)
September 12, 2018
The European Parliament voted today to move ahead on copyright reform which is a Great result for Europe’s creators. The vote, to pass Article 13 of the European Copyright directive, was adopted by a majority of 438 votes for, 226 against and 39 abstentions. Article 13 holds internet platforms responsible/liable for copyrighted content uploaded by users.
IMPALA’s Executive Chair Helen Smith commented: “This is a great day for Europe’s creators. The Parliament has sent a clear message that copyright needs to be modernised to clarify obligations of platforms with regard to the creative works they distribute.”
The next step will be for the Parliament to enter final negotiations with Member States and the European Commission to reach a conclusion, a process which could be completed by the end of the year.