EU Copyright Reform is coming.

The question is whether it will leave space for competitive startups.

The Digital Single Market (DSM) is the flagship project of the European Union and is supposed to generate 430 billion Euros for the economy. Startups are at the forefront of creating jobs and growth. Many of the DSM initiatives are intended to make life easier for startups to grow and scale.

But the EU’s flagship may be hit by a copyright-torpedo and it is not sure whether the DSM will be able to deliver on its promises after all. As the internet and technology is changing the world, copyright is supposed to be a tool to spur innovation. There is a risk that the copyright reform might impose a 19th-century-view on European startup communities.

What if Copyright could accelerate European Startups rather than hampering their growth? Join the movement and make your voice heard!

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Letter: Don’t mess with user generated content
Letter: Don’t re-copyright the internet for news publishers
A conversation about digital copyright reform (TechCrunch, April 13)
Whoops! EU’s copyright reforms might suck for AI startups (The Next Web, March 22)
Los problemas de la directiva europea de copyright
Legislative Proposal: Copyright in the Digital Single Market
Article: Why copyright means trouble for our startups (Euractiv, April 13)
Article: The EU just told data mining startups to take there business elsewhere (Euractiv, September 6)
Article: Europe needs more successful data mining startups (Euractiv, April 3)
EU Copyright is coming: is your startup ready? (Medium)
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