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Introduction

The differing views and opinions from industry stakeholders and rights activists regarding copyright reform in the EU suggest that the road to a comprehensive and all-encompassing agreement may be a long one.

Highlights

  • The European Commission is currently pushing forward with a set of reforms aimed at overhauling the current rules on copyright.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the position of a number of European Parliamentary committees on the use of upload filters to weed out copyright infringement on video services.
  • Discusses the pros and cons of filter use.

Key questions answered

  • What have the committees decided should be in the EC's Copyright Directive?
  • Why are some critics of the use of filters against legislating for their use?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Navigating the difficult path to copyright reform in Europe
  • The committees have their say
  • Strong message or fuel for the censorship machine?

Appendix

  • Author

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