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  5. <title>FSFE welcomes adoption of copyright report in EP's JURI committee</title>
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  8. <h1>FSFE welcomes adoption of copyright report in EP's JURI committee</h1>
  9. <p>In an important step towards modernising the EU's copyright laws, the
  10. Legal Affairs committee of the European Parliament on Tuesday adopted
  11. a report on the Copyright Directive by MEP Julia Reda. </p>
  12. <p>
  13. By adopting the report with 23 votes in favour and 2 against, the
  14. committee asks the European Commission to consider a number of
  15. important updates to copyright as it works towards a revision of the
  16. EU Copyright Directive.
  17. </p>
  18. <p><blockquote>
  19. "In a world built on information, copyright law is important in
  20. shaping the ways in which we live and work," says Karsten Gerloff,
  21. FSFE's president. "We hope that MEPs will further strengthen the
  22. rights of users as the report moves towards a plenary vote."</blockquote></p>
  23. <p>
  24. FSFE,
  25. which <a href="/news/2015/news-20150605-02.html">provided
  26. input</a> to the MEPs on the Legal Affairs committe ahead of the
  27. vote, views the adopted report as largely positive. The committee
  28. generally supported the idea that copyright exceptions and
  29. limitations should apply equally both on- and offline. The MEPs
  30. also voted in favour of allowing authors to dedicate their works
  31. directly to the public domain.
  32. </p>
  33. <p>
  34. The JURI committee adopted language stating that technological
  35. measures such as Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) should not stop
  36. users from enjoying copyright exceptions and limitations. However, the
  37. adopted report leaves out concrete measures to ensure that people can
  38. actually enjoy the full use of works that they have acquired.
  39. </p>
  40. <p>
  41. On the negative side, the text adopted today is lacking in some
  42. important respects. It does not contain an explicit statement that
  43. hyperlinks do not require a copyright license, so that this essential
  44. building block of the web remains in danger.
  45. </p>
  46. <p>
  47. Reda's proposal for an "open norm" akin to the "fair use" concept in
  48. the US was significantly weakened. The adopted wording on text and
  49. data mining is regrettably ambiguous. FSFE also regrets the deletion
  50. of language that made a clear distinction between physical and
  51. "intellectual property".
  52. </p>
  53. <p>
  54. MEPs can still submit amendments to the report. The European
  55. Parliament is scheduled to hold a plenary vote on July 9.
  56. </p>
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