The most problematic elements of the proposed EU copyright reform could fail in the last Minute the resistance of some national governments. As “Politico” first reported, rejected on Friday, eleven country-to the current compromise proposal of the Romanian presidency. The planned for Monday last Meeting for the so-called trilogue negotiations between the European Council, the EU Parliament and the EU Commission was subsequently canceled. The the for the issue of a competent press officer of the Council confirmed on request from SPIEGEL ONLINE.

In the eleven countries it is”Politico” according to Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, Slovenia, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Croatia, Luxembourg and Portugal.

Due to the delay of the presidency, all that remains is a little time to bring the national governments on a common line, and the trilogue negotiations to an end. If this cannot be done until the middle or end of February, it will no longer come before the European elections in may, probably to the final vote in the EU Parliament.

Even the most expensive Upload Filter are considered to be error-prone

points of dispute are mainly articles 11 and 13 of the Reform. In article 11 it is an ancillary copyright law for press publishers, in article 13, the liability of platform operators such as YouTube for copyright infringement of their users.

the Corresponding laws for the legal protection introduced in the past few years, the Spanish and the German government. Both are considered to be failed.

The liability of the platforms, in turn, goes hand in hand with the fear that YouTube, Facebook, but also many less dominant provider either license agreements with virtually all legislation would have to meet owners in the world, what view critics as impossible.

Or, the other dreaded scenario, the platforms set Upload filters. Would every Video, every photo, every Text and every sound snippets, the users can upload, in front of the publication for copyright infringement check. However, even the most expensive such a Filter – the development of YouTube’s “Content ID” system has cost the company claims that so far more than $ 100 million – are prone to error and are not able to, for example, to distinguish cleanly between copyright violation and permissible parody.

Several of the countries that reject the current proposal, had already indicated previously that you see the interests of Internet users in the planned Reform is not sufficiently taken into account.

The Romanian presidency of the Council informed, the Council will need, in view of the possible consequences of complex Reform “more time to think and to find a solid Position”.

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