EDRI against the #CensorshipMachine

On March 26 and 27 the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) is voting the Proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.

The Article 13 , read together with recitals 38 and 39, would introduce an internet filter to recognise and block illegal content online. EDRI warns that such a measure won’t tackle copyright violations, instead it is highly likely to end up with a restriction of free speech. As exemplified, “Spain has an internet filter to combat illegal gambling sites. That very same filter was employed to disrupt the Catalan referendum”.

Anyone willing to support the campaign is invited to tweet or email to the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs): further instructions to follow here .

Tags: Digital rights Copyright