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Platforms can use upload filters under EU copyright rules, court opinion says

By Matthew Newman
  • 15 Jul 2021 05:21
  • 15 Jul 2021 05:21
A requirement on online video-sharing platforms in the EU’s Copyright Directive to remove uploads of illegal content is compatible with the EU’s freedom of expression rights — and a request from Poland to annul the measure should be rejected, says a legal opinion prepared for the bloc's top court.

Poland has

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Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent

Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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