Thursday, August 3, 2017

Mozilla exec: EU’s Copyright Reform is ‘a dysfunctional proposal’

The EU’s upcoming Copyright Reform threatens to strangle platform businesses by siding with rightholders and large corporations over users. “This is a dysfunctional proposal. It’s bordering on the absurd as to why it would be proposed on an EU level,” Raegan MacDonald, Senior Policy Manager and EU Principal at Mozilla, told TNW. Mozilla is strongly opposed to the measures and is actively fighting the reform in its Copyright Campaign. One of the most serious effects of the proposal, according to MacDonald, is that open platforms will be held accountable for what users post. This would mean that a company could be…

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