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Fundamental Rights Constraints of Upload Filters after the CJEU Ruling on Article 17 of the Copyright Directive

The CJEU decision on Article 17 of the copyright directive has defined a framework for the use of automated content moderation. The Court considers filtering obligations compatible with the right to freedom of expression and information as long as they are limited to use cases that allow for a robust automated distinction between legal and illegal content. In the context of Article 17, upload filters may therefore only be used by online platforms to block manifest infringements of copyright law. The Court leaves it up to the Member States to ensure that legal uses remain unaffected by their national transpositions of Article 17.

When? September 19th, 2022
Where? Robert-Bosch-Stiftung, Französische Straße 32, Berlin
Registration? To attend in person (first come first serve) =>here
Contact for registration and/or questions? uploadfilter@freiheitsrechte.org

This judgment raises a host of important questions for the enforcement of copyright law as well as for the compatibility of upload filters with fundamental rights even beyond copyright law. To discuss these consequences, COMMUNIA and Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte are jointly hosting the Filtered Futures conference on Monday, September 19th 2022, in Berlin.

Conference Programme:

08:45-09:15 Door opening

09:15-09:45 Opening remarks (Felix Reda, GFF)

09:45-10:00 Coffee break

10:00-12:00 Session 1: Fragmentation or Harmonization? Impact of the Judgment on National Implementations (Christina Angelopoulos, Jasmin Brieske, Finn Hümmer, Bernd Justin Jütte. Moderation: Paul Keller, COMMUNIA)

12:00-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-15:00 Session 2: Balancing Enforcement & Usage Rights in Practice (Daniel Holznagel, Martin Husovec, Natasha Mangal. Moderation: Felix Reda, GFF)

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-17:00 Session 3: Beyond filters: Impacts of the Judgment on Freedom of Expression (Sabine Jacques, Till Kreutzer, Kevin O’Sullivan. Moderation: Teresa Nobre, COMMUNIA)

17:00-19:00 COMMUNIA Reception

Participation will be free of charge. A light lunch will be served.

Auf dem Bild ist eine Menschenmenge bei einer Konferenz zu sehen. Außerdem der Text: Filtered Futures. Fundamental rights constraints of upload filters after the CJEU ruling on Article 17 of the copyright directive. When? September 19th, 2022. Where? Robert Bosch Stiftung, Berlin.
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