Therese Co­mo­dini Cachia ‘most likely’ to lead con­tro­ver­sial copy­right re­form as rap­por­teur

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

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.

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