IGEL - RSS-Feed https://ancillarycopyright.eu/feed en "Other nations should be wary of following the EU’s lead on this particular initiative." https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-11-23/other-nations-should-be-wary-following-eu-s-lead-particular-initiative <p> The European Commission, Council and Parliament are still negotiating the exact wording of an ancillary copyright for press publishers that will most likely be part of the upcoming EU Directive on copyright. If you have not yet heard about this new right or only a little and if you want to learn more about it, then Pamela Samuelson, who&nbsp;is the Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law at Berkeley Law School, has just written <a href="http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com/2018/11/19/legally-speaking-questioning-a-new-intellectual-property-right-for-press-publishers/">the perfect article for you</a>. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-11-23/other-nations-should-be-wary-following-eu-s-lead-particular-initiative" title="Read the rest of &quot;Other nations should be wary of following the EU’s lead on this particular initiative.&quot;." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Pamela Samuelson copyright directive Europe European Parliament Germany Reform Spain Creative Commons Fri, 23 Nov 2018 13:37:52 +0000 Tom Hirche 276 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Room for interpretations could lead to Spanish conditions https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-10-30/room-interpretations-could-lead-spanish-conditions <p> Representatives of the European Commission, the Council and the Parliament are currently negotiating a compromise solution for the new Copyright Directive. Unfortunately, it can be assumed to be certain that this Directive will contain an ancillary copyright for press publishers. However, the exact wording is not final yet. The devil is in the detail as the Parliament's proposal shows. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-10-30/room-interpretations-could-lead-spanish-conditions" title="Read the rest of Room for interpretations could lead to Spanish conditions." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> European Commission European Council European Parliament interpretation licence proposal Creative Commons Tue, 30 Oct 2018 22:08:26 +0000 Tom Hirche 275 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu The internet has lost https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-09-12/internet-has-lost <p> Today, the European Parliament held its second vote on copyright in the digital single market and it took the worst possible outcome. Amendments to delete article 11 altogether or to alter it into a rule of legal presumption were rejected by a large majority. Instead, MEP Axel Voss's latest proposal for an ancillary copyright for press publishers was adopted. The same goes for his proposal that aims to introduce upload filters in the EU. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-09-12/internet-has-lost" title="Read the rest of The internet has lost." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Axel Voss European Parliament copyright Europe European Union plenary Reform vote Creative Commons Wed, 12 Sep 2018 12:09:19 +0000 Tom Hirche 274 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Voss still ignores criticism and does not move an inch https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-09-10/voss-still-ignores-criticism-and-does-not-move-inch <p> Although summer break has just ended, the next important vote at EU level is already coming up. Members of the European Parliament must agree on a common position on the proposed copyright reform. A key role here is played by MEP Axel Voss (EPP, Germany), rapporteur on the JURI Committee, who despite all criticism is unwilling to back away from his proposal. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-09-10/voss-still-ignores-criticism-and-does-not-move-inch" title="Read the rest of Voss still ignores criticism and does not move an inch." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Axel Voss Jean-Marie Cavada Therese Comodini Cachia copyright Europe European Parliament JURI Legal presumption Reform vote Creative Commons Mon, 10 Sep 2018 16:13:45 +0000 Tom Hirche 273 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Introduction of Ancillary Copyright for Press Publishers now a "Question of Life and Death" https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-08-31/introduction-ancillary-copyright-press-publishers-now-question-life-and-death <p> Before the summer break&nbsp;in Brussels and Strasburg&nbsp;had officially ended, members of the European Parliament got hit by the latest lobbying campaign by press agencies and publishers. With blatant lies and twisted truths they once again called on MEPs to support the widely discussed ancillary copyright for press publishers. Supporting arguments based on actual facts are absent just like they have been in the past. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-08-31/introduction-ancillary-copyright-press-publishers-now-question-life-and-death" title="Read the rest of Introduction of Ancillary Copyright for Press Publishers now a &quot;Question of Life and Death&quot;." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> AFP Sammy Ketz EU Europe European Parliament Facebook Google journalism Reform snippet vote Creative Commons Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:33:29 +0000 Tom Hirche 272 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Svoboda on link tax: "I do not see any positive consequences for anyone" https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-08-07/svoboda-link-tax-i-do-not-see-any-positive-consequences-anyone <p> In July 2017, the European People's Party (EPP) had&nbsp;adopted a <a href="http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-07-09/parliaments-largest-group-fully-endorse-commissions-proposal-link-tax">joint position</a> that fully endorses the Commission's plan for the introduction of an ancillary copyright for press publishers (link tax). But this has not changed the fact that party members are against this new right and actively try to prevent it. With MEP Svoboda, a very influential one has publicly renewed his criticism. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-08-07/svoboda-link-tax-i-do-not-see-any-positive-consequences-anyone" title="Read the rest of Svoboda on link tax: &quot;I do not see any positive consequences for anyone&quot;." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Axel Voss Pavel Svoboda copyright Europe European Parliament presumption Reform vote Creative Commons Tue, 07 Aug 2018 07:32:36 +0000 Tom Hirche 271 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu JURI report gets rejected by EP majority https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-07-05/juri-report-gets-rejected-ep-majority <p> It was only two weeks ago, when the JURI Committee <a href="http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-06-21/juri-supports-link-tax-plenary-can-still-fix-copyright">had finally adopted</a> its report on the upcoming copyright reform. Today, it was rejected by the majority of the European Parliament that withdrew MEP Axel Voss's negotiation mandate. An important step on the way to prevent the EU from causing severe damage to the free flow of information. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-07-05/juri-report-gets-rejected-ep-majority" title="Read the rest of JURI report gets rejected by EP majority." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> European Parliament copyright Europe Reform vote Creative Commons Thu, 05 Jul 2018 14:51:17 +0000 Tom Hirche 269 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu JURI supports link tax but plenary can still fix copyright https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-06-21/juri-supports-link-tax-plenary-can-still-fix-copyright <p> Last Wednesday on June 20, the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) voted on the Commission's proposal for a new copyright directive. Unfortunately, the ancillary copyright for press publishers as stipulated in article 11 was adopted with only little suggested changes. But it looks like this has not been the final vote yet. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-06-21/juri-supports-link-tax-plenary-can-still-fix-copyright" title="Read the rest of JURI supports link tax but plenary can still fix copyright." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> European Parliament coypright Europe European Union Reform vote Creative Commons Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:21:14 +0000 Tom Hirche 268 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu JURI has adopted link tax https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-06-20/juri-has-adopted-link-tax <p> Today at 10:48, the JURI Committee of the European Parliament has adopted the compromise amendment of rapporteur MEP Axel Voss (EPP, Germany) concerning article 11 with a 13:12 majority. All amendments calling for its deletion have thus been rejected. Now there is only the plenary of the European Parliament that has the power to overturn the plan of introducing an EU-wide ancillary copyright for press publishers. The fight for a free internet is not over!</p> Axel Voss copyright Europe European Parliament JURI Reform vote Creative Commons Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:11:41 +0000 Tom Hirche 267 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Sascha Lobo: "Such a nonsense law" https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-06-19/such-nonsense-law <p> With the ancillary copyright, some publishers want to get a digital money printing machine from politicians – soon also at the EU level. How did we come to this? <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-06-19/such-nonsense-law" title="Read the rest of Sascha Lobo: &quot;Such a nonsense law&quot;." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Axel Springer CDU CSU Günther Oettinger Voss copyright Europe European Parliament Merkel populism Reform vote Creative Commons Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:03:16 +0000 redaktion 266 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Take a minute to #SaveYourInternet https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-06-12/take-minute-saveyourinternet <p> In eight days, the Legal Affairs Committee will finally vote on its compromise amendment for the upcoming copyright directive. This will be followed by the whole plenum of the European Parliament voting on a common position. Your and everybody else's internet freedom is at stake. Act now, get in touch with your MEP and #SaveYourInternet. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-06-12/take-minute-saveyourinternet" title="Read the rest of Take a minute to #SaveYourInternet." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> SaveYourInternet copyright Europe European Parliament JURI Reform vote Creative Commons Tue, 12 Jun 2018 13:23:40 +0000 Tom Hirche 265 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu German government is intentionally stalling evaluation process to prevent evidence against publishers' right https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-06-11/german-government-intentionally-stalling-evaluation-process-prevent-evidence-against-publishers-righ <p> It was on 1 August 2013 when the ancillary copyright for press publishers became effective in Germany. Nearly five years have passed by since then with the promised evaluation of one of the worst laws of the recent past still yet to come. But the German government is intentionally stalling the process. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-06-11/german-government-intentionally-stalling-evaluation-process-prevent-evidence-against-publishers-righ" title="Read the rest of German government is intentionally stalling evaluation process to prevent evidence against publishers&#039; right." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> German government copyright discussion EU Europe evaluation government Reform Creative Commons Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:03:05 +0000 Tom Hirche 264 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Over 100 MEPs sign an open letter against introduction of link tax https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-06-07/over-100-meps-sign-open-letter-against-introduction-link-tax <p> Today, a total of 104 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from across the political groups published an <a href="https://www.digitalagendaintergroup.eu/more-than-a-hundred-meps-oppose-new-publishers-right/">open letter</a> addressing MEP Axel Voss (EPP, Germany) who is the lead Rapporteur on the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market for the Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-06-07/over-100-meps-sign-open-letter-against-introduction-link-tax" title="Read the rest of Over 100 MEPs sign an open letter against introduction of link tax." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Catherine Stihler Isabella Adinolfi Julia Reda Marietje Schaake Michał Boni Axel Voss deletion Europe European Parliament MEP open letter Creative Commons Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:27:50 +0000 Tom Hirche 263 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Member States agree on implementation of link tax https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-05-29/member-states-agree-implementation-link-tax <p> After months of discussions, the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the Council (COREPER) has agreed its <a href="http://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/35373/st09134-en18.pdf">common position</a> on the text for the upcoming Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. This position will serve as a negotiating mandate for the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Despite all warnings, this mandate also allows for the introduction of an ancillary copyright for press publishers aka the link tax. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-05-29/member-states-agree-implementation-link-tax" title="Read the rest of Member States agree on implementation of link tax." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> coreper European Council copyright draft Europe Reform Creative Commons Tue, 29 May 2018 08:34:18 +0000 Tom Hirche 262 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Voss's changes can not cure the rotten root https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-05-17/vosss-changes-can-not-cure-rotten-root <p> The rapporteur of the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) of the European Parliament, MEP Axel Voss (EPP, Germany) has updated his draft compromise amendment for Article 11, the ancillary copyright for press publishers, pushing for a vote next month. Although the proposed text is now less extreme compared to the first version from seven weeks ago, it fails to tackle the real problem. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-05-17/vosss-changes-can-not-cure-rotten-root" title="Read the rest of Voss&#039;s changes can not cure the rotten root." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Axel Voss JURI copyright Europe European Parliament opinion proposal Reform Creative Commons Thu, 17 May 2018 13:03:34 +0000 Tom Hirche 261 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Open letter: "The EU Copyright Directive is failing" and should be stopped https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-04-26/open-letter-eu-copyright-directive-failing-and-should-be-stopped <p> Another open letter has been sent to the members of the European Parliament, this time by academics from 25 leading intellectual property research centres in Europe. They request them to stop the legislation process altogether if it continues to progress in the form proposed by the recent drafts of the Bulgarian&nbsp;Presidency and JURI rapporteur Voss. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-04-26/open-letter-eu-copyright-directive-failing-and-should-be-stopped" title="Read the rest of Open letter: &quot;The EU Copyright Directive is failing&quot; and should be stopped." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> copyright directive Europe open letter Creative Commons Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:39:05 +0000 Tom Hirche 260 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Nearly 170 academics warn against ancillary copyright for press publishers https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-04-25/nearly-170-academics-warn-against-ancillary-copyright-press-publishers <p> Another open letter calling for the deletion of Art. 11 of the proposed DSM directive has been sent out to the members of the European Parliament today. It was signed by not less than 169 scholars (and counting) from all over Europe of whom 100 are full professors. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-04-25/nearly-170-academics-warn-against-ancillary-copyright-press-publishers" title="Read the rest of Nearly 170 academics warn against ancillary copyright for press publishers." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Marco Ricolfi Mireille van Eechoud Raquel Xalabarder academics Europe open letter professors Creative Commons Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:05:04 +0000 Tom Hirche 259 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Open letter: 59 organisations encourage Axel Voss to delete ancillary copyright from the DSM directive https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-04-19/open-letter-59-organisations-encourage-axel-voss-delete-ancillary-copyright-dsm-directive <p> In a couple of weeks, the Legal Committee of the European Parliament (JURI) will release its opinion on the EU Commission’s proposal for a new copyright directive. The responsible rapporteur MEP Axel Voss (EPP, Germany) is currently making his final conversations with the shadow rapporteurs of the other political groups. For this very reason, together with Communia and OpenMedia/Safe-the-Link, we have sent out an open letter that was co-signed by 56 further organisations. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-04-19/open-letter-59-organisations-encourage-axel-voss-delete-ancillary-copyright-dsm-directive" title="Read the rest of Open letter: 59 organisations encourage Axel Voss to delete ancillary copyright from the DSM directive." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Communia IGEL OpenMedia Axel Voss copyright directive EU Europe open letter Creative Commons Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:29:37 +0000 Tom Hirche 258 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu MEP Voss presents the most extreme proposal for a link tax (so far) https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-03-28/mep-voss-presents-most-extreme-proposal-link-tax-so-far <p> We have called the publisher's right as proposed by the EU Commission in September 2016 an &quot;<a href="http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2016-08-25/leaked-impact-assessment-copyright-reform-recommends-ancillary-copyright-steroids">ancillary copyright on steroids</a>&quot; – for good reasons! Now MEP Axel Voss has published his proposal for the European Parliament's position which is so extreme and destructive, not even the Incredible Hulk would dare to pick a fight. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-03-28/mep-voss-presents-most-extreme-proposal-link-tax-so-far" title="Read the rest of MEP Voss presents the most extreme proposal for a link tax (so far)." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Axel Voss European Parliament draft link tax opinion proposal Creative Commons Wed, 28 Mar 2018 20:11:38 +0000 Tom Hirche 257 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu EU Council is deeply split over link tax https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-02-04/eu-council-deeply-split-over-link-tax <p> Within the EU Parliament's Legal Committee (JURI), the discussions about the Commission's proposal for a new copyright directive are still dragging on. However, with MEP Axel Voss (EVP, Germany) as the Committee's rapporteur it is very likely that the terrible idea of an ancillary copyright for press publications a.k.a. the link tax will be supported. But the situation looks completely different in the EU Council where the number of varying opinions on this topic could hardly be any larger. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-02-04/eu-council-deeply-split-over-link-tax" title="Read the rest of EU Council is deeply split over link tax." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> EU Council Bulgaria Presidency presumption Creative Commons Sun, 04 Feb 2018 20:04:18 +0000 Tom Hirche 256 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu