IGEL - RSS-Feed https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/feed de Room for interpretations could lead to Spanish conditions https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-10-31/room-for-interpretations-could-lead-to-spanish-conditions <p><body> <p> Representatives of the European Commission, the Council and the Parliament are currently negotiating a compromise solution for the new Copyright Directive. Unfortunately, it can be assumed to be certain that this Directive will contain an ancillary copyright for press publishers. However, the exact wording is not final yet. The devil is in the detail as the Parliament's proposal shows.</p> <p> <strong>Parliament places special emphasis on remuneration</strong></p> <p> While an EU regulation applies uniformly in all member states at the time of its entry into force, EU directives must be transposed into national law by each member state within a certain period of time. If the Directive is not sufficiently concrete at one point and therefore offers too much room for interpretations, it can easily lead to different transposition by the Member States. The example of the European Parliament's proposal for a directive on ancillary copyright for press publishers shows just how easily this can happen and how dramatic the consequences can be.</p> <p> According to the proposal, recital 32 shall read: "Such protection [of press publishers] should be effectively guaranteed through the introduction, in Union law, of rights related to copyright for the reproduction and making available to the public of press publications in respect of digital uses <strong>in order to obtain fair and proportionate remuneration for such uses.</strong> [...]<strong> In addition, the listing in a search engine should not be considered as fair and proportionate remuneration.</strong>" (emphasis added)</p> <p> Additionally, Article 11 shall read: "Member States shall provide publishers of press publications with the rights provided for in Article 2 and Article 3(2) of Directive 2001/29/EC<strong> so that they may obtain fair and proportionate remuneration</strong> for the digital use of their press publications <strong>by information society service providers.</strong>" (emphasis added)</p> <p> <strong>Dangerous room for interpretations</strong></p> <p> The Parliament's proposal makes it clear that press publishers should receive financial compensation from search engine providers in particular when they display links to publishers' websites. Member States, however, could now come up with the idea that this goal could be achieved most effectively if publishers could not waive their right to remuneration. Only the amount of the remuneration claim would then still be negotiable, but not its assertion. To justify their interpretation, the Member States could refer to the German ancillary copyright which does not provide for an obligation to pay remuneration and has failed (albeit for a variety of reasons). So far, almost all publishers in Germany have granted Google a free licence for use.</p> <p> Now this interpretation result is by no means mandatory. But it is also far from being completely absurd. The mere fact that different interpretations are possible poses a great danger that must not be underestimated or minimized.</p> <p> <strong>Dramatic consequences</strong></p> <p> What a remuneration obligation leads to could and still can be observed in Spain. The Spanish ancillary copyright for press publishers provides for exactly such an obligation since its introduction in 2014. As a reaction to this, Google News was closed which has severely affected small publishers in particular. As they are less known, their websites are less often visited deliberately. That's why they are much more dependent on redirects by search engines, social media &amp; Co. than the big news portals.</p> <p> In addition, it is not clear at what word or character length the protection by the ancillary copyright law applies. The European Council proposes an exception for "insubstantial parts of a press publication". However, the decision as to what is to be understood by this shall be left to the Member States. The German copyright law already provides for an exception for "individual words or smallest text excerpts". What does that mean in practice? Nobody can say for sure. This has been the subject of controversy for years with no result.</p> <p> The same legal uncertainty paired with a payment obligation would probably be the end for online services that prepare press products in a user-friendly way. Small providers would not be able to take this legal and financial risk and would be pushed out of the European market (see the <a href="http://mediapublishers.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Media-Publishers_Open-letter-on-Article-11-and-Recital-32.docx-1.pdf">open letter</a> by the Coalition of Innovation Media Publishers). This has already happened in Spain (and even in Germany). Start-ups would no longer occur because of the high investment costs. And whether Google or Facebook would pay can be strongly doubted due to the lack of willingness so far.</p> <p> In the end, only the big publishers will benefit while small publishers, innovative start-ups and ultimately the citizens will lose out.</p> <p> And by the way, a payment obligation is absolutely incompatible with open licenses such as Creative Commons.</p> <p> <strong>Urgent need for change</strong></p> <p> For this reason, such ambiguities must not be allowed to appear in the final text. It must be made clear that publishers are free to waive their right to remuneration. It is therefore essential to include a corresponding addition.<br/><br />  </br/></p> <p></p></body></p> European Commission European Council European Parliament interpretation licence proposal Creative Commons Tue, 30 Oct 2018 23:08:26 +0000 Tom Hirche 2428 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Leistungsschutzrecht und postfaktische Politik https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-10-21/leistungsschutzrecht-und-postfaktische-politik <p> <span style="font-size: 12.0012px; letter-spacing: 0.01em;">In der aktuellen Ausgabe des &quot;<a href="https://archiv.wirtschaftsdienst.eu/jahr/2018/10/leistungsschutzrecht-postfaktische-politik/">Wirtschaftsdienst</a>&quot; resümiert Dr. Till Kreutzer, wie sich die EU-Politik in Sachen Leistungsschutzrecht vor den postfaktischen Lobbyzug der Presseverlage hat spannen lassen: mit Gefühlen und Lügen für ein neues Recht, das nach eigener Aussage Qualitätsjournalismus sichern und damit Fake News bekämpfen soll.</span></p> Dr. Till Kreutzer Europäisches Parlament Lobbyarbeit Reform Urheberrecht Creative Commons Sun, 21 Oct 2018 18:31:15 +0000 Tom Hirche 2426 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info The internet has lost https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-09-12/the-internet-has-lost <p> Today, the European Parliament held its second vote on copyright in the digital single market and it took the worst possible outcome. Amendments to delete article 11 altogether or to alter it into a rule of legal presumption were rejected by a large majority. Instead, MEP Axel Voss's latest proposal for an ancillary copyright for press publishers was adopted. The same goes for his proposal that aims to introduce upload filters in the EU. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-09-12/the-internet-has-lost" title="Den Rest von The internet has lost lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Axel Voss European Parliament copyright Europe European Union plenary Reform vote Creative Commons Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:09:19 +0000 Tom Hirche 2427 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Das Internet hat verloren https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-09-12/das-internet-hat-verloren <p> Heute hat das Europäische Parlament seine zweite Abstimmung über das Urheberrecht im digitalen Binnenmarkt abgehalten. Dabei ist das denkbar schlechteste Ergebnis herausgekommen. Änderungsanträge, Artikel 11 insgesamt zu streichen oder in eine Vermutungsregel umzuwandeln, wurden mit großer Mehrheit abgelehnt. Stattdessen wurde der jüngste Vorschlag von MdEP Axel Voss (EVP, Deutschland) für ein Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger angenommen. Gleiches gilt für seinen Vorschlag zur Einführung von Upload-Filtern in der EU. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-09-12/das-internet-hat-verloren" title="Den Rest von Das Internet hat verloren lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Axel Voss Europäisches Parlament Abstimmung Europa Plenum Reform Urheberrecht Creative Commons Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:01:02 +0000 Tom Hirche 2425 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Voss still ignores criticism and does not move an inch https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-09-10/voss-still-ignores-criticism-and-does-not-move-an-inch <p> Although summer break has just ended, the next important vote at EU level is already coming up. Members of the European Parliament must agree on a common position on the proposed copyright reform. A key role here is played by MEP Axel Voss (EPP, Germany), rapporteur on the JURI Committee, who despite all criticism is unwilling to back away from his proposal. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-09-10/voss-still-ignores-criticism-and-does-not-move-an-inch" title="Den Rest von Voss still ignores criticism and does not move an inch lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Axel Voss Jean-Marie Cavada Therese Comodini Cachia copyright Europe European Parliament JURI Legal presumption Reform vote Creative Commons Mon, 10 Sep 2018 17:13:45 +0000 Tom Hirche 2424 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Voss ignoriert weiterhin Kritik und ist zu keinem Kompromiss bereit https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-09-06/voss-ignoriert-weiterhin-kritik-und-ist-zu-keinem-kompromiss-bereit <p> <span style="font-size: 12.0012px; letter-spacing: 0.01em;">Kaum ist die Sommerpause vorbei, steht auf EU-Ebene schon die erste wichtige Abstimmung an. Die Mitglieder des Europäischen Parlaments müssen sich auf eine gemeinsame Position zur geplanten Urheberrechtsreform einigen. Eine zentrale Rolle spielt dabei MdEP Axel Voss (EVP, Deutschland), zuständiger Berichterstatter im Rechtsausschuss, der trotz aller Kritik nicht bereit ist, von seinem Vorschlag abzurücken.</span> <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-09-06/voss-ignoriert-weiterhin-kritik-und-ist-zu-keinem-kompromiss-bereit" title="Den Rest von Voss ignoriert weiterhin Kritik und ist zu keinem Kompromiss bereit lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Axel Voss Jean-Marie Cavada Therese Comodini Cachia Europa Europäische Union Europäisches Parlament JURI Reform Urheberrecht Vermutungsregel Creative Commons Thu, 06 Sep 2018 09:52:11 +0000 Tom Hirche 2422 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Introduction of Ancillary Copyright for Press Publishers now a "Question of Life and Death" https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-08-31/introduction-of-ancillary-copyright-for-press-publishers-now-a-question-of-life-and-death <p> Before the summer break&nbsp;in Brussels and Strasburg&nbsp;had officially ended, members of the European Parliament got hit by the latest lobbying campaign by press agencies and publishers. With blatant lies and twisted truths they once again called on MEPs to support the widely discussed ancillary copyright for press publishers. Supporting arguments based on actual facts are absent just like they have been in the past. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-08-31/introduction-of-ancillary-copyright-for-press-publishers-now-a-question-of-life-and-death" title="Den Rest von Introduction of Ancillary Copyright for Press Publishers now a &quot;Question of Life and Death&quot; lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> AFP Sammy Ketz EU Europe European Parliament Facebook Google journalism Reform Snippet vote Creative Commons Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:33:29 +0000 Tom Hirche 2423 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Leistungsschutzrecht nun "eine Frage von Leben und Tod" https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-08-28/leistungsschutzrecht-nun-eine-frage-von-leben-und-tod <p> Die Sommerpause ist noch nicht richtig zu Ende, da rollt schon die nächste Lobbykampagne der Presseagenturen und Verlage über die EU-Parlamentarier hinweg. Erneut versuchen sie, mit Lügen und kruden Behauptungen Stimmung für&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.0012px; letter-spacing: 0.120012px;">ein Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger zu erzeugen. Sachliche Argumente hingegen sucht man erneut vergeblich.</span> <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-08-28/leistungsschutzrecht-nun-eine-frage-von-leben-und-tod" title="Den Rest von Leistungsschutzrecht nun &quot;eine Frage von Leben und Tod&quot; lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> AFP Sammy Ketz Abstimmung EU Europa Europäisches Parlament Facebook Google Journalismus Reform Snippets Creative Commons Tue, 28 Aug 2018 16:29:06 +0000 Tom Hirche 2420 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Svoboda on link tax: "I do not see any positive consequences for anyone" https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-08-07/svoboda-on-link-tax-i-do-not-see-any-positive-consequences-for-anyone <p> In July 2017, the European People's Party (EPP) had&nbsp;adopted a <a href="http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-07-09/parliaments-largest-group-fully-endorse-commissions-proposal-link-tax">joint position</a> that fully endorses the Commission's plan for the introduction of an ancillary copyright for press publishers (link tax). But this has not changed the fact that party members are against this new right and actively try to prevent it. With MEP Svoboda, a very influential one has publicly renewed his criticism. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-08-07/svoboda-on-link-tax-i-do-not-see-any-positive-consequences-for-anyone" title="Den Rest von Svoboda on link tax: &quot;I do not see any positive consequences for anyone&quot; lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Axel Voss Pavel Svoboda copyright Europe European Parliament presumption Reform vote Creative Commons Tue, 07 Aug 2018 09:32:36 +0000 Tom Hirche 2421 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info JURI report gets rejected by EP majority https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-07-05/juri-report-gets-rejected-by-ep-majority <p> It was only two weeks ago, when the JURI Committee <a href="http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-06-21/juri-supports-link-tax-plenary-can-still-fix-copyright">had finally adopted</a> its report on the upcoming copyright reform. Today, it was rejected by the majority of the European Parliament that withdrew MEP Axel Voss's negotiation mandate. An important step on the way to prevent the EU from causing severe damage to the free flow of information. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-07-05/juri-report-gets-rejected-by-ep-majority" title="Den Rest von JURI report gets rejected by EP majority lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> European Parliament copyright Europe Reform vote Creative Commons Thu, 05 Jul 2018 16:51:17 +0000 Tom Hirche 2419 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Deutsche Netzpolitiker appellieren mit Offenem Brief an EP-Abgeordnete https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-06-29/deutsche-netzpolitiker-appellieren-mit-offenem-brief-an-ep-abgeordnete <p> Eine, wie sie selbst schreibt, &quot;ungewöhnliche Allianz&quot; wendet sich mit einem <a href="https://www.load-ev.de/2018/06/29/offener-brief-zu-upload-filtern-und-leistungsschutzrecht/">Offenen Brief</a> an die Abgeordnetinnen und Abgeordneten des Europäischen Parlaments. Darin werden sie von Vertreterinnen und Vertretern parteinaher netzpolitischer Vereine eindringlich gebeten, gegen den <a href="http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-06-20/rechtsausschuss-hat-lsr-zugestimmt">Beschluss des JURI-Ausschusses</a> zu stimmen. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-06-29/deutsche-netzpolitiker-appellieren-mit-offenem-brief-an-ep-abgeordnete" title="Den Rest von Deutsche Netzpolitiker appellieren mit Offenem Brief an EP-Abgeordnete lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> cnet CSUnet D64 Load Abstimmung Europa Europäisches Parlament JURI offener Brief Reform Urheberrecht Creative Commons Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:45:04 +0000 Tom Hirche 2416 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info JURI supports link tax but plenary can still fix copyright https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-06-21/juri-supports-link-tax-but-plenary-can-still-fix-copyright <p> Last Wednesday on June 20, the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) voted on the Commission's proposal for a new copyright directive. Unfortunately, the ancillary copyright for press publishers as stipulated in article 11 was adopted with only little suggested changes. But it looks like this has not been the final vote yet. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-06-21/juri-supports-link-tax-but-plenary-can-still-fix-copyright" title="Den Rest von JURI supports link tax but plenary can still fix copyright lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> European Parliament coypright Europe European Union Reform vote Creative Commons Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:21:14 +0000 Tom Hirche 2417 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info JURI has adopted link tax https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-06-20/juri-has-adopted-link-tax <p><body> <p> Today at 10:48, the JURI Committee of the European Parliament has adopted the compromise amendment of rapporteur MEP Axel Voss (EPP, Germany) concerning article 11 with a 13:12 majority. All amendments calling for its deletion have thus been rejected. Now there is only the plenary of the European Parliament that has the power to overturn the plan of introducing an EU-wide ancillary copyright for press publishers. The fight for a free internet is not over!</p> <p></p></body></p> Axel Voss copyright Europe European Parliament JURI Reform vote Creative Commons Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:11:41 +0000 Tom Hirche 2415 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Rechtsausschuss hat LSR zugestimmt https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-06-20/rechtsausschuss-hat-lsr-zugestimmt <p> Heute um 10:48 hat der Rechtsausschuss des Europäischen Parlaments (JURI) den Kompromissvorschlag von Berichterstatter MdEP Axel Voss (EVP, Deutschland) bzgl. Artikel 11 mit einer Mehrheit von 13:12 angenommen. All Änderungsvorschläge, die eine Streichung von Artikel 11 bezweckt hatten, wurde damit zurückgewiesen. Nun liegt einzig am Plenum des Europäischen Parlaments, die Pläne zur Einführung eines EU-weiten Leistungsschutzrechts für Presseverleger zu kippen. Der Kampf für ein freies Internet ist noch nicht vorbei!</p> Axel Voss Abstimmung Europa Europäisches Parlament JURI Urheberrecht Creative Commons Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:18:45 +0000 Tom Hirche 2413 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Sascha Lobo: "Such a nonsense law" https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-06-19/sascha-lobo-such-a-nonsense-law <p> With the ancillary copyright, some publishers want to get a digital money printing machine from politicians – soon also at the EU level. How did we come to this? <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-06-19/sascha-lobo-such-a-nonsense-law" title="Den Rest von Sascha Lobo: &quot;Such a nonsense law&quot; lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Axel Springer CDU CSU Günther Oettinger Voss copyright Europe European Parliament Merkel populism Reform vote Creative Commons Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:03:16 +0000 Redaktion 2414 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Lobo: Leistungsschutzrecht ist "realitätsfernes Quatschgesetz" https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-06-15/lobo-leistungsschutzrecht-ist-realit-tsfernes-quatschgesetz <p> Jeden Mittwoch erscheint Sascha Lobos Kolumne für SPIEGEL Online, in der er sich ein ums andere Mal mit hochaktuellen digitalpolitischen Themen auseinandersetzt. In seinem jüngsten Text befasst er sich mit den Plänen für ein EU-weites Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger. Lobos Fazit findet sich gleich in der Überschrift: &quot;So ein Quatschgesetz.&quot; <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-06-15/lobo-leistungsschutzrecht-ist-realit-tsfernes-quatschgesetz" title="Den Rest von Lobo: Leistungsschutzrecht ist &quot;realitätsfernes Quatschgesetz&quot; lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Sascha Lobo Axel Springer Bundesregierung Europa Reform Urheberrecht Creative Commons Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:38:55 +0000 Tom Hirche 2411 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Take a minute to #SaveYourInternet https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-06-12/take-a-minute-to-saveyourinternet <p> In eight days, the Legal Affairs Committee will finally vote on its compromise amendment for the upcoming copyright directive. This will be followed by the whole plenum of the European Parliament voting on a common position. Your and everybody else's internet freedom is at stake. Act now, get in touch with your MEP and #SaveYourInternet. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-06-12/take-a-minute-to-saveyourinternet" title="Den Rest von Take a minute to #SaveYourInternet lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> SaveYourInternet copyright Europe European Parliament JURI Reform vote Creative Commons Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:23:40 +0000 Tom Hirche 2412 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Nimm dir nur eine Minute und #SaveYourInternet https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-06-12/nimm-dir-nur-eine-minute-und-saveyourinternet <p> In acht Tagen wird der Rechtsausschuss endlich über seine Änderungsvorschläge für die bevorstehende neue Urheberrechtsrichtlinie abstimmen. Anschließend wird sich das gesamte Plenum des Europäischen Parlaments auf eine gemeinsame Position einigen. Es ist höchste Zeit zu handeln! Melde Dich bei Deinem EU-Abgeordneten und #SaveYourInternet! <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-06-12/nimm-dir-nur-eine-minute-und-saveyourinternet" title="Den Rest von Nimm dir nur eine Minute und #SaveYourInternet lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> SaveYourInternet Abstimmung Europa Europäisches Parlament JURI Urheberrecht Creative Commons Tue, 12 Jun 2018 13:41:23 +0000 Tom Hirche 2409 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info German government is intentionally stalling evaluation process to prevent evidence against publishers' right https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-06-11/german-government-is-intentionally-stalling-evaluation-process-to-prevent-evidence-against-publisher <p> It was on 1 August 2013 when the ancillary copyright for press publishers became effective in Germany. Nearly five years have passed by since then with the promised evaluation of one of the worst laws of the recent past still yet to come. But the German government is intentionally stalling the process. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-06-11/german-government-is-intentionally-stalling-evaluation-process-to-prevent-evidence-against-publisher" title="Den Rest von German government is intentionally stalling evaluation process to prevent evidence against publishers&#039; right lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> German government copyright discussion EU Europe Evaluation government Reform Creative Commons Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:03:05 +0000 Tom Hirche 2410 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Over 100 MEPs sign an open letter against introduction of link tax https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-06-07/over-100-meps-sign-an-open-letter-against-introduction-of-link-tax <p> Today, a total of 104 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from across the political groups published an <a href="https://www.digitalagendaintergroup.eu/more-than-a-hundred-meps-oppose-new-publishers-right/">open letter</a> addressing MEP Axel Voss (EPP, Germany) who is the lead Rapporteur on the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market for the Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-06-07/over-100-meps-sign-an-open-letter-against-introduction-of-link-tax" title="Den Rest von Over 100 MEPs sign an open letter against introduction of link tax lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Catherine Stihler Isabella Adinolfi Julia Reda Marietje Schaake Michał Boni Axel Voss deletion Europe European Parliament MEP open letter Creative Commons Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:27:50 +0000 Tom Hirche 2408 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info