Julia Reda – EU copyright reform: Our fight was not in vain
Kirstine's bookmarks 2019-05-03
For years, my colleagues in the European Parliament and I worked on the EU copyright reform – on improving the Commission’s original proposal, but above all, on preventing the worst. More than 5,000,000 signatures made the petition against Article 13 the biggest in EU history. Many activists invested their time and passion into the fight. By taking to the streets, 200,000 protesters ensured that our concerns became impossible to ignore.
And yet despite all that, the reform passed: Upload filters and the “link tax” are coming. What remains of our efforts?