What does Article 13 mean for musicians and free speech?

ORG London
ORG London
Public group
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The controversial EU Copyright Directive is facing yet another major vote on 12 September. The debate around Article 13, which could introduce widespread "upload filters" on major Internet platforms, has seen dramatically conflicting narratives coming from rights-holders, industry bodies, artists, musicians, and free speech organisations.

Is Article 13 good for musicians or just music labels? Will it usher in a new era of automated Internet censorship or instead help direct royalties to underappreciated artists? Where do UK political parties stand and why aren’t MEPs voting on strict partisan lines?

Join us for a lively night as we review the current status of the Directive and consider all sides of this important debate.

Speakers include:

Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt
Copyright Committee
International Music Managers Forum

Anna Mazgal
EU Policy Advisor
Wikimedia Deutschland

Stuart Prior
Project Coordinator
Wikimedia UK

Mike Morel
Campaigns Manager (& musician)
Open Rights Group

This is a FREE EVENT. We hope to see you there.