Open letter on the implementation of the provisions of the new Directive on Copyright
Today, on 20 May 2019, EDRi and 41 other organisations, Homo Digitalis included, sent an open letter to the European Commission, requesting the organisations’ active inclusion in the implementation process of the newly adopted Copyright Directive, through the upcoming stakeholder dialogue.
Specifically, as provided for in Article 17 para. 10 of the new Copyright Directive, as of 6 June 2019 the Commission, in cooperation with the Member States, shall organise stakeholder dialogues to discuss best practices for cooperation between online content-sharing service providers and rightholders.
Therefore, by today’s open letter, the signatory organisations express their wish to be actively involved in this process, in order to achieve the establishment of a working group that will consist of representatives of organisations who aim to protecting and promoting Human Rights in current digital era. Given the provisions of Article 17, and the challenges deriving from the protection of privacy and the freedom of expression and information on the Internet, the participation of the mentioned organisations is considered necessary within the Commission’s organised dialogues.
You can learn more about the letter in the relevant article of EDRi and see the full text here.