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Copyright: Lawyer Hilty on upload filter – culture

The EU wants to prevent protected sites from being viewed on portals like Youtube. But the reform misses the meaning of today's exchange of views on the net, explains the lawyer Reto Hilty.

Interview by Andreas Zielcke

Europe-wide, major demonstrations are expected on March 23 against the planned reform of EU copyright law. On March 26, the European Parliament wants to vote on it. The resistance is directed against the obligation of providers like Youtube to prevent the uploading of protected works. The protesters smell "censorship". What is this legally about?

SZ: Article 13 of the proposed EU Directive aims to prevent commercial portals from offering protected content that has been uploaded without their authors' consent. What's wrong with it?

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