On 8 September, AEPO-ARTIS submitted its Contribution to the European Commission consultation on the Digital Services Act package.
Background: The Commission announced a proposal for a Digital Services Act package for the end of 2020. As part of its evidence gathering exercise, it initiated a public consultation in order to identify issues related to the environment of digital services and online platforms that may require intervention at the EU level.
The Commission is seeking input from relevant stakeholders on a number of areas including keeping users safer online (counterfeit products, hate speech, disinformation and misleading adverting, …), reviewing the liability regime contained in the e-Commerce Directive, issues associated with the ‘gatekeeper’ function of digital platforms, online advertising and the situation of platform workers amongst other things.
In its contribution, AEPO-ARTIS stresses the importance of the correct implementation of the 2019 Copyright Directive and the need to guarantee the fair remuneration of performers from on demand uses of their performances.
The contribution in full is available here: AEPO-ARTIS Contribution on the Digital Services Act package