Should digital platforms be treated as publishers under Article 13? | FAST

Should digital platforms be treated as publishers under Article 13?

Date: 
14/03/2019
Times: 
17.00 - 19.30
Venue: 
TLT | 20 Gresham Street | London| EC2V 7JE

Another in TLT's series of events looking at digital futures.

The proposed Copyright Directive will oblige platforms like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to ensure that copyright material isn't shared illegally. Until now the rights holders have had to enforce copyright protection but under the Copyright Directive this burden will now fall on digital platforms themselves.

TLT will take a look at whether Article 13 is creating a fairer marketplace or undermining a creative economy. 

The main EU rationale is towards a 'fairer and more sustainable marketplace, fit for a digital era', however we don’t know what impact this will have on user-driven creativity (especially in an era where social media influencers drive huge followings and revenue via sponsorship deals).

Will platforms suffer from being discouraged to host user-driven content? 

Ultimately, will a 'fairer' marketplace also mean a more restricted one, with so much online content set to be impacted by Articles 11 & 13, and at what cost?

Who do you agree with? TLT's expert team will go through the key issues around what the Directive will mean for digital platforms and rights holders alike.