EuroISPA is concerned about recent discussions between publishers and online service providers and search engines in Germany and France. These national discussions are leading to a divergence in the national implementation of the copyright directive.
Businesses are facing differences in requirements between member states. Therefore, EuroISPA calls for a review of the Copyright in the Information Society directive to support the creation of a European single market fitting the current digital age.
„EuroISPA believes that publishers have the right to remuneration for the content they develop. However a modernisation of the current copyright regime in Europe is needed in order to bring it inline with the internet revolution. Uncertainty for businesses needs to be removed in order to stimulate innovation and growth in product quality and consumer choice.“, said Innocenzo Genna, Chair of EuroISPA’s Innovation and Growth Committee.