To discuss the consequences of the CJEU decision on Article 17 of the copyright directive, COMMUNIA and Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte are jointly hosting the conference “Filtered Futures: Fundamental Rights Constraints of Upload Filters after the CJEU Ruling on Article 17 of the Copyright Directive” on Monday, September 19th, 2022, in Berlin and live-streamed.
The CJEU decision on Article 17 of the copyright directive has defined a framework for the use of automated content moderation. The Court considers filtering obligations compatible with the right to freedom of expression and information as long as they are limited to use cases that allow for a robust automated distinction between legal and illegal content. In the context of Article 17, upload filters may only be used by online platforms to block manifest infringements of copyright law. This judgment raises a host of important questions for the enforcement of copyright law as well as for the compatibility of upload filters with fundamental rights even beyond copyright law.
It will be possible for a limited number of people to attend the conference in person free of charge without presenting their work. Please request participation to: firstname.lastname@example.org.