EU: Freedom of online expression was saved!
The European Parliament rejected the Proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market
5 July 2018 is a fantastic day for freedom of online expression and information.
Today, the European Parliament rejected the Proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market with 318 against, 278 in favour and 31 abstentions.
As analyzed by Homo Digitalis, the dangers which could stem from this Directive were significant.
Consequently, the negative vote of the Proposal is a tremendous victory for freedom of online expression and information. The Internet is fortunately not going to change!
According to the legislative procedure, the Proposal for the Directive will return to the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, which will suggest amendments and will introduce the new Proposal to be voted in the plenary of the Parliament in September.
Homo Digitalis will keep informing you on any updates.
Today is a day of joy for all European citizens, who use the Internet.
For us, the joy is double, because part of this result is your accomplishment.
We would like to thank you all for embracing the endeavour of Homo Digitalis for the rejection of the Proposal, through the pressure put on the Greek Members of the Parliament through emails.
Let us not forget the words of the famous writer Helen Keller: “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.”
We will all together keep fighting for our digital rights.