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Friday, May 18 • 12:00 - 13:15
Can global digital rights survive Europe's Copyright Directive?

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The European Union has a strong reputation for protection of privacy, free speech and the rule of law. Its rules on the liability of internet companies are among the best in the world and have been widely copied.

Now, the proposed EU Copyright Directive seeks to create legal chaos by re-defining the EU's liability rules, re-defining hosting services as publishers and demanding measures such as mandatory surveillance of all uploads and filtering of any content identified by rightsholders.

Participants will learn about the current stage of the decision-making process in the EU, with reactions from speakers with diverse geographical and legal perspectives, as well as contributing their own perspectives.

Moderators
avatar for Joe McNamee

Joe McNamee

Executive Director, European Digital Rights

Speakers
avatar for Renata Avila

Renata Avila

Senior Digital Rights Advisor, World Wide Web Foundation - Public Citizen Consultant
Renata Avila, Guatemalan, is an international lawyer and digital rights advocate. Specializing in Intellectual Property and Technology, her work addresses the intersection between human rights, information, technological change and the power disparities between the Global North a... Read More →
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Burcu Kilic

Legal and Policy Director, Public Citizen
avatar for Abby Vollmer

Abby Vollmer

Policy Manager, GitHub


Friday May 18, 2018 12:00 - 13:15
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