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New analysis of Copyright Directive: Internet Is For The People


18 January 2019

A new mini-site resource has been released by Communia Association entitled “Internet Is For The People”. Providing a nine point analysis over different core elements of the Copyright Directive (including TDM, cultural heritage, freedom of panorama etc. alongside the more publicised issues of upload filters and publishers rights), the resource assesses each element based on whether it will either “empower or hurt users and creators in the digital age”. With each element being given a score from -3 (very bad) to +3 (very good), upload filters and publishers rights are still presented as the most likely to cause harm; conversely, provisions concerning cultural heritage, the public domain and fair remuneration are likely to have more positive effects.