Therese Comodini Cachia ‘most likely’ to lead controversial copyright reform as rapporteur
Maltese MEP and member of the EPP group Therese Comodini Cachia is likely to lead the reforms related to the EU’s copyright rules, a controversial topic which is vital for the Union’s agenda on the digital single market.
Comodini Cachia has already served as shadow rapporteur on MEP Julia Reda’s report on the same matter and is expected to up the role as leader of the reform, as this newsroom is informed. The reform in copyright rules at a European Union level is expected to be one of the most important milestones before the digital single market. The reform will look into giving publishers greater rights over their work online. It will also help artists in their negotiations with the online platforms like YouTube and seek greater share from profit. Last time copyright regulations were updated was in 2001.
Speaking during the Digital Assembly 2016 an event co-organised by the European Commission and the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union in Bratislava, Dr Comodini Cachia said that the copyright reform is about facilitating the life of service providers to be able to provide access to content.
Her nomination is expected to be approved by a European Parliament committee.