The current European copyright system is broken. We need to repair it as soon as possible, in a way that respects the rights and values of European citizens and creators – not only those of intermediaries such as publishers, record companies or collecting societies!
The European Commission has set in its agenda reforming copyright as one of the foundations to build the Digital Single Market. We welcome the attempt to do so because EU’s copyright legislation is outdated. However, given the dangerous threats which are present in the proposal launched by the European Commission (see here), we will need to monitor the developments of the proposal very closely.
In this document pool we will be adding all the relevant documents on the EU copyright reform that will be published or leaked. This will allow you to follow the developments of this crucial file for EU citizens’ rights to access to culture, and to their freedom of expression. It will also serve as a reference throughout the process.
Basic Information on the copyright Directive file
- Lead Committee in charge of the Report in the European Parliament:
Legal Affairs Committee (JURI)
- Rapporteur: VOSS Axel (EPP)
- Shadow Rapporteurs:
- European Parliament’s Committees providing Opinions:
- INTA International Trade: The committee decided not to give an opinion.
- ITRE Industry, Research and Energy KRASNODĘBSKI Zdzisław (ECR)
- IMCO Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Associated committee) STIHLER Catherine (S&D)
- CULT Culture and Education JOULAUD Marc (EPP)
- LIBE Civil Liberties BONI Michał (EPP)
Key dates (mind that dates might change):
- JURI (lead Committee)
- Vote in JURI of the Report: 09.10.2017 (12.00h)
- Adoption in Plenary: 2017 (TBC)
- Vote in LIBE of the Report: 29.06.2017
- Vote in IMCO of the Opinion: 08.06.2017
- Vote in CULT of the Opinion: 11.07.2017
- Vote in ITRE of the Opinion: 11.07.2017
EDRi’s analysis and recommendations
- The Copyright Reform: a guide for the perplexed, prepared with Communia. Analysis on the main aspects of the proposal.
- Deconstructing the Article 13 of the Copyright proposal of the European Commission, revision 2
- EDRi’s response to the public consultation on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain and on the ‘panorama exception’ (15.06.2016)
- Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market (14.09.2016)
- European Parliament’s position:
- Procedure file: Copyright in the digital single market
- Committee Opinions:
- JURI Draft Report (17.03.2017)
- Leaked JURI Draft Report (leak 08.03.2017) and explanatory statement (leak 08.03.2017)
- CULT Committee Draft Opinion (06.02.2017)
- [UPDATE] IMCO Committee Opinion (14.06.2017)
- ITRE Committee Draft Opinion (02.03.2017)
- LIBE Committee DRAFT OPINION (24.05.2017)
EDRi’s blogposts and press releases
- Copyfails: Time to #fixcopyright!
- Killing parody, killing memes, killing the internet? (08.05.2017)
- Copyright Directive: Lead MEP partly deletes the “censorship machine” (09.03.2017)
- A positive step forward against the “censorship machine” in the Copyright Directive (28.02.2017)
- Lead Parliamentarian for Culture Committee defends upload filtering (15.02.2017)
- EU Copyright Directive – privatised censorship and filtering of free speech (10.11.2016)
- The Copyright Reform – a guide for the perplexed (02.11.2016)
- Towards a corporate copyright reform in the EU? (31.08.2016)
- Frequently Asked Questions on copyright project by EUIPO.
- European Commission’s report on the public consultation (not published)
- Impact Assessment on the modernisation of EU copyright rules
- Eurobarometer report Internet users’ preferences for accessing content online and country factsheets
- Synopsis report on the Panorama exception
- Synopsis report on the ancillary copyright
- Synopsis reports in other languages and contributions to both consultations on the panorama exception and ancillary copyright.
- Event organised by EDRi and Communia on 8 September 2016 (summary and video).
- Letter from 30 academics to EU institutions
- A Brief Exegesis of the Proposed Copyright Directive paper prepared by Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon, Eleonora Rosati, Karmen Turk, Christina Angelopoulos, Aleksandra Kuczerawy, Miquel Peguera, Martin Husovec.
- Copyright Reform: Open Letter from European Research Centres (22.02.2017)
- On Online Platforms and the Commission’s New Proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (study by Dr Christina Angelopoulos, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL) University of Cambridge (January 2017)