Statement from IFPI on the draft European Copyright Directive

20th February 2019

Commenting on the draft European Copyright Directive, Frances Moore, CEO, IFPI said:

“We acknowledge the efforts made by lawmakers to try to find a way through such a complex area. Certain of the Article 13 provisions of the Copyright Directive are notable. This is the first legislation confirming that User-Upload Content platforms perform an act of communication to the public, and must seek authorisation from rightsholders or make sure that there is no unauthorised content available on their platforms. The Directive also includes a “stay down” provision requiring platforms to keep unlicensed content down – another first.”

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