Poland has filed a complaint with the European Court of Justice against the new European directive for copyright protection. The rules were adopted in april by the European Parliament, but Poland does not agree with the implementation, reports Reuters news agency.
In a statement, the Polish minister of Foreign Affairs know that, “the system results in censorship and that is, according to the Polish and European constitution prohibited”.
The reformed law should, according to the European Parliament to ensure that copyright is better protected on the internet. The law is controversial by article 11 and 13 which are also known as the ‘linktaks’ and the ‘uploadfilter’.
Opponents of the law are afraid that the freedom on the internet, this is limited, because companies like Facebook and Google are held responsible for the material that users of their platforms to upload.
Poland voted in april against the reform of the copyright law, like many Meps from the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy and Finland. Now the directive is adopted, EU member states two years to transpose to their national law.
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