Over 145 European and global organisations submit open letter opposing Copyright Directive

2 July 2018

Over 145 organisations, including startups, human rights organisations, and researchers have submitted an open letter to the European Parliament ahead of the plenary vote on 5 July. The open letter urges MEPs to vote against the proposed reform, stating that “there will be a huge gap between the Directive’s intended value for the European economy and citizens and the damage that the text will cause”. In particular, the letter notes the potential for damage to competition, the knowledge community, and software development (amongst other aspects). The full text of the letter is available here via Copybuzz.