Article 13: MEPs Respond (well 2 did anyway)

Message from Margot Parker, MEP

Thank you for your email.

Article 13 of the Copyright Directive is a major concern as it will impose privatised censorship of all types of content and it is incompatible with fundamental rights and the E-commerce Directive. Additionally it will prevent the availability of content before it is uploaded; it could cost you money in a stealth tax and if this tax is not paid then your content probably will not be uploaded. There are further concerns in that it is technically infeasible as it covers all sorts of creations ranging from literary works, music, software, pictures and graphics just to name a few.

In light of the consequences that this Article will cause to freedom of expression, independent creators and discouraging investment in user-generated content start up, I will not be supporting this.

Yours faithfully

Louise Davies

EA to Margot Parker MEP

Thank you for taking the time to email me.

Article 11 and 13 of the EU’s Copyright Directive, also known as the Link Tax, is quite simply censorship of the internet. Any content that Brussels does not like could be censored.

As an MEP, I will have the opportunity to vote on this legislation next week.

I will be voting AGAINST it. I am completely opposed to this suppression of freedom of speech and censorship of creativity.

I have outlined my views in this Facebook video. Please share it with your friends and family!

Kind regards,

Nathan Gill MEP for Wales.

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