Maria Michalis speaks to the European Audiovisual Observatory about the EU Digital Single Act and copyright

9 June 2021

Maria Michalis participated in the European Audiovisual Observatory webinar on the proposed EU Digital Single Act and copyright. Sharing the platform with representatives from academia, the European Commission, YouTube, the Motion Picture Association, and the Society of Audiovisual Authors, Maria represented the European Alliance of Listeners and Viewers and exposed the risks for users’ fundamental rights of blocking measures aimed at tackling copyright infringement.

The webinar was the third in a series organised by the European Audiovisual Observatory with the goal of examining the effects of the new Digital Services Act Package or DSA. This session focused on copyright. The DSA complements the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. The session asked how the interplay between the due diligence obligations imposed on online platforms and the obligations foreseen in Art. 17 of the Copyright Directive will work in practice. The focus of the session included the trusted flagger regime, Know Your Business Customer, stay down obligations, more expeditious takedowns of the IP protected content and repeat infringers.

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