Addendum

Petras AUŠTREVIČIUS


EUROPEAN GROUP
ALDE
COUNTRY
Lithuania

NATIONAL GROUP
Lietuvos Respublikos liberalų sąjūdis

ATTENDANCE IN PLENARY SESSIONS +info
95%
265 out of 278 sessions attended.

PARTICIPATION IN ROLL-CALL VOTES
87%
8925 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 World Wide Web is rapidly changing around us and legislators must take up the responsibility to regulate and protect creators and consumers of online content. Creators of content on the internet deserve adequate protections for their original ideas and art they upload and this proposal aimed to provide such protection. However, this report and the surrounding debate showed how divided both the public and the private sectors are on this issue, and the citizens deserve a proposal that is structurally sound and free of unintended consequences for consumers. I voted against this report asking Parliament to move the proposal to trilogues and instead now this proposal can and will be amended before the September session where a wider debate with all MEPs will take place. I believe strongly that any controversial proposal deserves a democratic and open discussion so that citizens and lawmakers can be sure that we as members of Parliament are enacting wholly beneficial legislation.

Date issued: July 5, 2018