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Thursday, May 9 • 12:30pm - 1:25pm
The State of Copyright Filtering

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A wave of recent policy proposals would mandate online intermediaries to filter content for copyright infringement. The EU's recent Copyright Directive effectively requires online platforms to use filters in order to avoid liability for copyright infringement, and large rightsholders have advocated similar measures in the US. In this session, we'll discuss the recent policy proposals on filtering. We'll also discuss how large web platforms currently use copyright filters and their unintended consequences for legitimate speech online. In understanding the limitations of these tools, we can improve the debate around their use, particularly as lawmakers consider proposals to require web platforms to filter.
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Paul Keller

Director, Open Future
Paul is the Policy Director at Open Future. He has almost 20 years of experience as a media activist, open policy advocate and systems architect to improve access to knowledge and culture. A political scientist by training, Paul has a deep understanding of the digital transformation’s... Read More →
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Elliot Harmon

Senior Activist, Electronic Frontier Foundation [EFF]
Senior Activist, Electronic Frontier FoundationElliot is a senior activist at EFF. He advocates for free speech and the right to innovate online, with particular emphases on patents, copyright, open access, and intermediary liability. He lives in San Francisco.

Thursday May 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:25pm WEST
Dili Room, 4th Floor, Museu do Oriente Av. Brasília 352, 1350-279 Lisboa, Portugal