MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Germany –
Source: CDU CSU
Take into account the interests of all involved in the further negotiations
The European Parliament decided this Wednesday to launch negotiations with EU Member States and the EU Commission with concrete proposals to adapt copyright law to developments in the digital age. The right-wing and consumer-political spokeswoman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group Elisabeth Winkelmeier-Becker and digital policy spokesman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group Tankred Schipanski:
Elisabeth Winkelmeier-Becker: “With the approval of the compromise proposal of our colleague Axel Voss (CDU / EPP) on the Copyright Directive, the European Parliament makes concrete proposals for a modern copyright law. In the future, this will enable a fair balance of interests among all parties involved, which will meet the requirements of the digital world.
The draft aims that large platforms can not continue to market creative services without involving the originators in the proceeds. The decision has a good compromise on the table, leaving enough room for reasonable collusion between the platform operators and the creators. A technical automatism is not prescribed.
The decision excludes not only startups and microenterprises but also online dictionaries such as Wikipedia from the scope of the directive. In the future, the protection of intellectual property will not be detrimental to the widest possible access to works on the platforms. “
Tankred Schipanski: “The draft that has now been passed leaves open how upload filters should be explicitly prevented. Here clarifications in the further procedure are necessarily indicated, so that the regulations have no unwanted consequences. In addition, we are still waiting for an evaluation of our national regulations on ancillary copyright. Here, the Federal Minister of Justice is asked to finally carry out this evaluation.
The services of creatives, authors and creators must be protected. You must also receive the profits from commercial exploitation in accordance with market conditions. At the same time, it must be ensured that the digital location of Europe is not damaged. This is especially true for small and medium-sized businesses and startups that do not have large legal departments.
My European Parliament colleagues are grateful for the fact that they have been struggling without restraint. Now it is important to meet the challenges of the digital world. That also applies to the upcoming negotiations. “
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