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German assns criticize upload filter, press publisher rights in EU copyright reform

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German digital associations Bitkom and Eco have criticized aspects of the proposed reform of the EU's copyright rules going up for a vote in the European Parliament's legal committee 20 June, warning that the draft directive's proposal to introduce an upload filter to block content containing copyright violations amounts to censorship. German digital association Bitkom said the current draft directive would "massively limit" free communication on the internet and damage Europe's digital economy over the long term and criticized that requirements to inspect content before it is uploaded

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