Re:Create Coalition: EU’s Copyright Proposal Threatens Digital Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Re:Create Coalition Executive Director Josh Lamel issued the following statement in response to the European Commission’s proposed Copyright Directive that was released today:

“While we appreciate the European Commission’s efforts to modernize copyright laws for the digital age, we are disappointed with the proposed Copyright Directive unveiled today. The Commission is working to implement a copyright regime that is simply out of touch with the rest of the world. It sets up a framework for ancillary copyright in Member States and mandates content filtering – both of which have been rejected in the United States and by internet users around the world as harmful policies. Moreover, it would chill innovation for the European startup community and entrepreneurs. We hope the European Parliament will work to revise the proposal to bring it more in line with the realities of the digital age. Copyright laws should promote – not restrict – innovation and creativity in the digital economy.”

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