Poland has officially challenged the European Union’s recently-approved controversial copyright directive, according to Reuters, saying that the legislation would bring unwanted censorship.
The country filed its complaint yesterday with the the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Polish MPs predominantly rejected the measure (Two abstentions, eight for, 33 against, six no-votes, and two missing) when it was voted on.
Tomorrow morning #Poland will bring a case before the #CJEU against the copyright directive, a disproportionate measure that fuels censorship and threatens freedom of expression.
#Article13 #Article17 #ACTA2 pic.twitter.com/2VmQV8nFWu — Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland (@PremierRP_en) May 23, 2019.
The Council of the European Union officially approved the directive in April, and it goes into force on June 7th, 2019.
Following that action, EU member states will have until June 7th, 2021 to produce their own laws to implement it. »