Press Release: SaveYourInternet.eu – Citizens set to prevent upload filters in the EU
On 26 February 2019, European Digital Rights and partner organisations from across Europe are re-launching the campaign SaveYourInternet.eu – with new items in the “toolbox”. Today, we add to our website the action prepared by our Austrian member epicenter.works: Pledge2019.eu. The campaign, managed by the EDRi network, has become the main platform for concerned citizens who want to contact EU policy makers about the proposed implementation of upload filters in the European Union.
Pledge2019.eu allows voters from all EU Member States to call their representatives free of charge and convince them to pledge to reject the upload filters included in the Article 13 of the controversial proposal for the EU Copyright Directive. Citizens are encouraged to consider parliamentarians’ stance on Article 13 when voting for the European Parliament election in May 2019.
The final vote in the European Parliament may take place as early as March, with the exact date yet to be announced. The (as of today) 751 representatives from all Member States will then have the option to reject upload filters in the copyright Directive.
However, misinformation fuelled by private interests tried to depict these concerned citizens as ‘bots’.
We are very close to getting rid of upload filters and obtaining a more balanced copyright Directive. Citizens need to raise their voice for the last time and use the EU elections in May to build the democratic echo around the #SaveYourInternet chorus.
Save Your Internet Campaign website
Pledge 2019 Campaign Website
EDRi member epicenter.works
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