Posted: 04 July 2018
The European Parliament is due to vote on the draft Digital Single Market Copyright Directive on 5 July 2018.
The draft Directive has already been subject to intense debate and heavily amended during almost two years since it was published by the European Commission. The text finally agreed by the Parliament's lead committee has come under attack from powerful technology platforms and other players in the online user community. As a result, the Directive is at risk of being blocked from proceeding to the next stage of the process, which requires it to be adopted by the three institutions of the EU legislature.
Organisations representing the interests of rights holders have been putting pressure on MEPs to support the draft Directive. PLS, together with CLA and all of its members, are urging all British MEPs to support the Directive. This statement has been issued by the British Copyright Council, of which PLS is a member, and is an example of the many such statements being made.