Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Dark Skies for International Copyright: 2016 in Review; Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), 12/28/16
Jeremy Malcolm, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF);
"It's hard to imagine that a year ago we were celebrating "positive movement" towards reforms to European copyright law, expecting that the European Commission would be soon proposing new copyright exceptions and other measures to modernize Europe's aging copyright regime. Instead, what we got was a proposal to force user-generated content websites to do deals with copyright holders to scan and filter users' uploads, along with a proposal to give news publishers the power to impose a link tax on third-party websites such as news aggregators."