Say Fitzgerald after the revolution are always the notaries with their standards. There we have the example of the internet, where lawmakers have for several years putting doors and walls at the field, trying to cover its immensity. In April, the European Union adopted the directive on copyright in the digital market (popularly known as the policy of the copyright) that was, perhaps, one of the discussions more on that can be remembered in the Parliament. The reason? The regulations demanded that the platforms ( Google , Facebook and company) change the content shared by its users, to see if they were violated or not the copyright. Some saw it as a victory for the creators, others as an attack on the freedom of users. "We had a lot of pressure on the part of all: from the creators of the digital world, the public opinion... To date there has been no debate so lively nor so hot as this copyright".
Spoken Axel Voss , the rapporteur of the directive and main impeller is the same, yesterday visited Madrid to receive the prize, Adepi 2019 for his defense of the intellectual property, a topic that is more necessary that popular, by the looks of it. "The young people, hence the controversy with this policy, do not understand what is the right to intellectual property. The law of copyright assumes that everything that a creator creates enjoys a legal protection. However, in the internet, there is the possibility of using the intellectual property of others, without any responsibilities. And this situation has been extended for ten, fifteen years. But the creators have their rights and those rights have to be respected. And young people do not see it as such, do not have this perspective" emphasizes the politician.
Although the problem, he insists, is more comprehensive. It is not just generational, it is that the online environment, the platforms, do not quite "fit in with the rights of the author". "What is important, what we needed to do, was to unite these two things that did not fit. From the legal point of view it was not so difficult, but yes it was in practice," he clarifies. To begin with, because the parties are facing, and have been making bobbin lace to satisfy him to them all: to the platforms, and the creators. "The best thing would have been to have been seated at a table and they would have negotiated this type of things to come to an agreement. But that was not possible. And there has had to enter the legislature," she laments.
After this directive, and hopes that the member States implement it (they have two years from their ratification, which was in April), Voss has no doubt what will be the great challenge of law in the digital environment. "It will be the artificial intelligence . We have to ask ourselves several questions. To what extent do we want to depend on other regions of the world? How can we be innovative and protect our privacy? Are we going to allow the us to spy on from the outside? And what an algorithm decides our lives? It is important to see what boundaries we want to establish in this field. It is the great challenge for the next five years," he says. What was said: after the revolutions always reach the notary.Updated Date: 25 September 2019, 01:01