The ORG submit evidence to the EU review on copyright. The evidence opposes the placing of duty & cost on ISSPs, criticises the proposed new copyright for publishers, and criticises the narrowness of the new mandatory exceptions. In their summary, they say,
These very limited proposals are a wasted opportunity, given the past two years of pre legislative discussions about comprehensive copyright reform. The EU is about to throw away the first chance in over a decade to adapt copyright to the digital world, instead choosing classic protectionism for incumbent creative and media industries. These measures will not promote the creation of a vibrant digital industry in Europe capable of standing up to Silicon Valley – as EU policymakers ostensibly want.