2 thoughts on “The EU Copyright Directive is likely to stifle competition and innovation”

  1. Posted 28/03/2019 at 10:41 | Permalink

    Slightly surprised to see IEA taking this line. I’m no expert on the details, but IMHO Internet has greatly weakened copyright, and quality of journalism has fallen. As expected; vanity publishing, pay for quality, “free” = worse.

    IEA usually supports private ownership. Hope you’re not anti just because it comes from the EU.

  2. Posted 01/04/2019 at 14:49 | Permalink

    They already tried something like article 11 here in Spain some years ago. Main newspaper editors expected Google and other sites that shared links to their webs to pay for generating traffic for them. Result: We do not have Google News here in Spain ever since. Does anybody seriously expect an outcome any different if applied in the EU?

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