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Upload filters. Do they ring a bell? Do you remember the debate about the Copyright Directive, which was partly about mandatory upload filters to protect rightholders' creative works? Now they are back.
Digital and civil rights groups have sent a letter to the European Commissioner for Internal Market warning that draft guidance on Article 17 of the Copyright Directive could lead to limits on free speech and the right to receive information.
The Commission promised to release the draft guidelines by end of March. Four months later, the guidelines are still to be published. On the other hand, EU member states have already started the harmonization processes of the Copyright Directive.
While automation is necessary for handling a vast amount of content shared by users, it makes mistakes that can be far-reaching for your rights and the well-being of society.
A paper by copyright experts urges decision-makers to implement safeguards to ensure that the enforcement of the EU Copyright Directive doesn’t unduly restrict users.