Ever since the World Wide Web gave us all access to the Internet, it has fundamentally changed our communications, businesses, services and even politics. Now, policies are trying to catch up, and the Internet as we know it may be about to change for good. The European Union’s Parliament has approved a new legislation to address copyright issues in the digital era. We interview the man pushing for this regulation to kick in. MEP Axel Voss helps us untangle the reasons, the ambition and the challenges of trying to regulate the Internet. Are these measures a threat to freedom of speech online or a necessary intervention to level the playing field for copyright holders?
- Europe’s new copyright law could change the web worldwide – WIRED
- EU approves controversial Copyright Directive, including internet ‘link tax’ and ‘upload filter’ – The Verge
- Man in the eye of Europe’s copyright reform – POLITICO
- Open letter to the European Parliament on Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive by Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee, Anriette Esterhuysen et al.
- Text adopted by the European Parliament on 12 September 2018 on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market.