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CDT and More than 50 Human Rights Organisations Call on EU Lawmakers to Reject Upload Filters

Today in an open letter, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) and more than 50 human rights, media freedom, and press organisations called on European lawmakers to reject mandatory upload filters in Article 13 of the European Commission’s proposed DSM Copyright Directive. Article 13 would force website operators to use content filtering technology to systematically monitor all user uploads and screen for unlicensed copyrighted content.

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EU Squanders Opportunity to Modernise Copyright Rules

Today, the European Commission released its much anticipated legislation for copyright reforms in the EU as part of the Digital Single Market strategy. As previously leaked drafts suggested, the proposals contain major flaws and represent a significant step backwards. CDT has advocated for a progressive, innovation-friendly, and flexible copyright regime in the EU. This is not what the Commission is proposing today.

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EU Copyright Reform: Computer & Comms Industry, Press, Other Major Stakeholders Raise Concerns

Forbes: The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) announced Tuesday that it and other members of the coalition, including the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), sent letters to First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans and to Members of the European Parliament, raising concerns about lack of adequate consultation with stakeholders prior to the scheduled release on December 9th of the Communication from the European Commission to the European Parliament on copyright reform.

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European Commission Digital Single Market Strategy Unveiled

Today, the European Commission published its Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy. The Commission’s stated vision and objectives are laudable: a borderless Europe-wide market for online goods and services where businesses serve consumers seamlessly across national borders. While the DSM Strategy contains a number of positive elements, CDT is concerned about parts of the strategy that would hinder, rather than help build an open, innovative internet and digital market in Europe.

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Mashable: What Europe’s ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Means for Google (and You)

Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, CDT’s Representative and Director for European Affairs, was offered commentary to Mashable regarding the recent European Court of Justice ruling on the “right to be forgotten” online. Should the Internet forget? Do people have the right to have outdated, inaccurate, perhaps embarrassing information about them removed from the web? Addressing that question, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on…

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CDT Taps Jens-Henrik Jeppesen to Lead Its Advocacy in Europe

Washington – Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, a senior technology policy expert with more than 15 years of experience in Brussels, has been tapped to lead CDT’s advocacy efforts in Europe. Jeppesen, who begins work on March 1, will handle a broad range of issues, including data protection, cybersecurity, free expression and intellectual property.

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