Italian Government no longer supports Copyright Directive

26 June 2018

A statement by Luigi Di Maio, the Italian Minister of Labor and Economic Development, reveals that the Italian Government no longer supports the Copyright Directive. Having previously been one of the advocates of stronger terms, the Italian Minister now claims that the Directive presents “a serious danger”. Furthermore, should the terms of articles 11 and 13 remain unchanged, the Minister states that “we are not willing to implement them”.