European Liberal Youth call for deletion of articles 11 and 13

13 June 2018

The European Liberal Youth (youth wing of the ALDE party) have submitted a letter to ALDE MEP’s calling on them to reconsider supporting articles 11 and 13 (and ultimately recommend that the articles be deleted completely). Of article 11, the letter states that press publishers’ already recieve a “fair share” of the value created by the internet, and that introducing a new right would disproportionately impact smaller enterprises. Similarly for article 13, the letter argues that SMEs and start-ups will struggle to accomodate the new filtering obligations, as well as warning of censorship and potential human rights implications.