Former rapporteur calls for “compromise” in respect of Copyright Directive

5 April 2018

Former rapporteur, Therese Comodini Cachia, has recommended that a “compromise” should be sought in regards to the proposed Copyright Directive. In an interview with Politico magazine (available here [N.B. behind paywall]), Cachia states that national interests (in particular noting that Germany has been largely responsible for pushing in support of the right) should be “dropped” in favour of the interests of European citizens. Furthermore, Cachia notes that most investigative journalists (of the kind she currently represents) tend to work independently of the publishers of which the Directive takes aim, and as such would not benefit from the ancillary right.