Addendum

Pavel TELIČKA


EUROPEAN GROUP
ALDE
COUNTRY
Czechia

NATIONAL GROUP
Hnutí Hlas

ATTENDANCE IN PLENARY SESSIONS +info
100%
278 out of 278 sessions attended.

PARTICIPATION IN ROLL-CALL VOTES
99%
10196 out of 10253 votes during the mandate.

SITTING INFO
Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market
Committee on Legal Affairs

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A8-0245/2018. Axel Voss - Décision d`engager des négociations interinstitutionnelles


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0245/2018)
Copyright in the Digital Single Market

The proposed directive intends to modernise EU copyright rules in order to keep up with the evolution of digital technologies and new opportunities for consumers to access copyright-protected content. I agree with the importance of protecting rights of authors and publishers however, I believe that it shall be done by adopting more proportionate, well-balanced and functional measures. I voted against the directive, because its text contains controversial articles 15 and 17 (former articles 11 and 13) that could result in unfavourable consequences for the free flow of information. The former Article 13 specifically will undoubtedly lead to an “Upload-filter” infrastructure that disadvantages smaller platforms and that has been ruled to be contrary to EU law by the European Court of Justice in two cases. In my view, there are better and more proportionate alternatives that can protect right holders such as lump-sum payments.

Date issued: March 26, 2019