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Coalition of European civil society groups oppose the creation of “press publishers’ right”

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Coalition of European civil society groups oppose the creation of “press publishers’ right”

The letter calls for the removal of article 13, which according to the signatories effectively forces online services to “monitor, filter and block EU citizens’ communications”. In addition, it calls for exceptions for text and data mining rules that would enable “innovation, research and education”, Copybuzz reported.

The signatories, which include EDRi, EFF, Mozilla, and Wikimedia, also object to the creation of the “press publishers’ right”, also called “neighbouring right”, which aims to strengthen news publishers hand when negotiating with online platforms about using their content. The signatory organisations thus take the opposite stand from European news media, who have strongly campaigned for the inclusion of this right.

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Teemu Henriksson

Date

2017-05-30 12:00

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