Polish PM Opposes EU Parliament’s Directive on Digital Copyright Rules

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki opposed on Wednesday a directive on copyright rules for the digital market, recently adopted by the European Parliament, and thanked the members of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) for voting against the measure.

“We did, do and will advocate Internet freedom. I thank all the members of the European Parliament from PiS for voting for the freedom and civil rights of millions of Polish internet users”, Morawiecki wrote on Twitter.

 The statement comes after the European Parliament voted on Tuesday in favour of a controversial directive that would require internet platforms to share their income with content creators and make them liable for copyrighted content that their users upload and share online. The directive was adopted on Tuesday in a 348-274 vote, with 36 abstentions, following a heated debate.

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