Addendum

Petr JEŽEK


EUROPEAN GROUP
ALDE
COUNTRY
Czechia

NATIONAL GROUP
Hnutí Hlas

ATTENDANCE IN PLENARY SESSIONS +info
98%
274 out of 278 sessions attended.

PARTICIPATION IN ROLL-CALL VOTES
99%
10225 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

I voted against this proposal on copyright in the Digital Single Market as the Directive risks undermining the rights of internet users for several reasons. First, the upload filter as envisaged in the proposal will not allow to differentiate between different types of creative content and thus will not be able to distinguish actual copyright infringements from legitimate content such as commentary, criticism or parody. This proposal thus drastically endangers citizens’ fundamental rights of access to information as well as freedom of expression at large. The Directive would also constitute a substantial burden for creators, as it is virtually impossible to obtain licenses for all content uploaded and shared online. The proposal as it stands will take away control from users and small businesses, and place it into the hands of internet giants. I therefore consider it shameful that a majority of MEPs rejected considering the amendments to the proposal, including the one to reject Article 13. Overall, this proposal will greatly endanger the creative industry and clearly undermines the rights of citizens to share and enjoy online content freely.

Date issued: March 26, 2019