January 24, 2022

BBC: “Disastrous” Copyright Bill Vote Approved by European Parliament Committee

From the BBC:

A committee of MEPs has voted to accept major changes to European copyright law, which experts say could change the nature of the internet.

They voted to approve the controversial Article 13, which critics warn could put an end to memes, remixes and other user-generated content.

Article 11, requiring online platforms to pay publishers a fee if they link to their news content, was also approved.


After the vote, US not-for-profit organisation Creative Commons, which aims to make more content free for others to share, called it a “dark day for the open web”.

Read the Complete BBC Report

See Also: Meeting Agenda and Documents

Statement From Creative Comments


Explanatory Proposal Memo (via EU-LEX)

70+ Internet Luminaries Ring the Alarm on EU Copyright Filtering Proposal (via EFF)

New EU Copyright Filtering Law Threatens The Internet As We Knew It (via The Verge)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.