EARE’s position on the Plenary vote on the Copyright Directive

« Download our statement here: EARE_Statement_EP Plenary Vote_Copyright Directive

The European Alliance for Research Excellence (EARE) warmly welcomes the decision of MEPs to reject the mandate to enter into interinstitutional negotiations on the Copyright Directive on the basis of the report adopted by the Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee on 20 June.

We are convinced that a better Text and Data Mining (TDM) exception (article 3) can be found, one that protects both the legitimate interests of rightsholders and the right for anyone with legal access to the underlying work to engage in a TDM for any purpose. (…) »