By Diego Naranjo

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 We welcome the attempt to do so because EU’s copyright legislation is outdated.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.

EDRi’s analysis and recommendations
Legislative documents
EDRi’s blogposts and press releases
Key policy-makers
Key dates

EDRi’s analysis and recommendations


Legislative documents


EDRi’s blogposts and press releases

Copyright Reform digest


Key policy-makers

European Parliament Committees

  • Lead Committee: Legal Affairs (JURI)
    • Rapporteur: Axel Voss
    • Shadow Rapporteurs:
      • Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg
      • Angel Dzhambazki
      • Jean-Marie Cavada
      • Jiří Maštálka
      • Julia Reda
      • Isabella Adinolfi
      • Marie-Christine Boutonnet
  • Other Committees issuing Opinions:
    • INTA– the Committee decided not to give an Opinion
    • ITRE, Rapporteur: Zdzisław Krasnodębski
    • IMCO, Rapporteur: Catherine Stihler
    • CULT, Rapporteur: Marc Joulaud
    • LIBE, Rapporteur: Michał Boni

Key dates*


  • JURI
    • Lead Committee vote: 10.10.2017 Update!: Vote schedule for 20-21 June 2018