Article 13 Falters, ‘Final’ Negotiations Postponed
The Article 13 Copyright Directive, once promoted by record labels and derided by YouTube is on the brink. Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland have said they can not support the latest draft and are blocking it from moving forward.
A Monday meeting to finalize the proposal has been cancelled.
BREAKING: Council has failed to find an agreement on its #copyright position today. This doesn’t mean that #Article11 and #Article13 are dead, but their adoption has just become a lot less likely. Let’s keep up the pressure now! https://t.co/DEYBhuRyGz #SaveYourInternet
— Julia Reda (@Senficon) January 18, 2019
Late last week a coalition of music industry trade group joined film, TV and sports organizations in calling on the EU to adopt Article 13 as originally prorposed, rather than a proposed watered version.