As you all know, the European Parliament voted yesterday to adopt MEP
Voss’s amendments to the new Copyright Directive. These amendments, while
facially different from the JURI text, will likely still impose
pre-filtering obligations on platforms. As Dimi mentioned, the few
exceptions and safeguards we were able to successfully advocate for are
limited in scope. You can find the full text of what has been adopted here:
This is a disappointing
<https://twitter.com/wikimediapolicy/status/1039971216692371456> result for
sure, and realistically, it will become increasingly difficult to make any
meaningful changes as it goes to the Trilogue. As always, though, we will
look for opportunities to oppose defend and advance our public policy
agenda going forward. We will continue to keep this list updated when those
We would like to thank everyone who engaged on this, whether it was through
attending meetings, providing translations, coordination with the
communities, or being active on this email list. Our campaign drove
thousands of messages to MEPs and millions of impressions on on the
#fixcopyright hashtag. This effort would not have been possible without the
support of a huge group of Wikimedians coming together. In particular, we
would like to reiterate everyone’s sentiments below that Dimi and Anna have
done an excellent job throughout this whole process and are hopefully
enjoying a well-deserved rest at the moment.
We will be publishing a blog post later this week discussing the full
implication of this vote, and we have updated the landing page
<https://fixcopyright.wikimedia.org/> (in English) with a statement from
the Wikimedia Foundation.
Allison, Stephen, and Jan
On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 2:33 PM Luis Villa <luis(a)lu.is> wrote:
On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 8:14 AM john cummings
You guys did amazingly, we are all super proud of
the work you did.
Seconding this. Thanks for all the hard work even if the outcome (so far)
is not ideal.
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