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Peter Fatelnig - EU Delegation to USA - Content Matters & EU Leadership - Stanford Engineering - 25 Feb 2019

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Short Talk by Peter Fatelnig, EU Delegation to the United States (Washington DC), at Stanford Engineering on February 25 2019, Session #6: 'Growing ‘Bitcoin Cities’ Across the Globe from Slovenia || GDPR Compliance Case Study || EU Digital Economy Policy'.

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Peter Fatelnig - EU Delegation to USA - Content Matters & EU Leadership - Stanford Engineering - 25 Feb 2019

  1. 1. "Content Matters" an Elevator Pitch Why the European Union leads efforts to make the Internet a safer place Peter Fatelnig Minister Counsellor, Digital Economy Policy, EU Delegation to the US European Entrepreneurship & Innovation - Stanford ME421 - Feb 25, 2019
  2. 2. Sometimes the Web is not a nice place!
  3. 3. The old issue of conflicting values 1. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression [Art 11 EU Charter of Fundamental Rights] 2. Illegal Content: Actions targetting the removal of illegal content online include: incitement to terrorism, illegal hate speech, or child sexual abuse material, as well as infringements of Intellectual Property rights and consumer protection online . 3. Is this Censorship? Definition of censorship: « Is the suppression of speech, public communication, or other information, on the basis that such material is considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or "inconvenient" as determined by government authorities. »[Censorship in Wikipedia, 13 February 2019]
  4. 4. DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on copyright in the Digital Single Market Article 11: Protection of press publications concerning online uses Article 13: Use of protected content by information society service providers storing and giving access to large amounts of works and other subject-matter uploaded by their users Online companies will have to negotiate licensing agreements with rights holders to publish their content on, and scan its video- sharing platform to remove copyright-protected content that falls under these deals. This article extends the 2001 Copyright Directive to grant publishers direct copyright over "online use of their press publications by information society service providers"
  5. 5. Peter Fatelnig is Minister-Counsellor for digital economy policies at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, residing in Washington DC. Peter’s long experience in the digital tech sector, notably in building industrial innovation strategies, helped the EU to drive forward internet innovation policies. A senior manager at the European Commission since 1998 he is committed to a positive European vision of the future internet society and economy. Before coming to Washington he managed the team leading Europe's new Internet policy and investment initiative (flagship on 'Next Generation Internet'). Prior to the EU he worked on international assignments for the strategy consulting firm American Management Systems, and for the European Space Agency, in the Netherlands. Peter holds a Master degree in Communication Engineering from the University of Technology in Graz, Austria, and is a senior member of the IEEE. He is married and has raised two daughters. The EU Delegation was first established in Washington, DC in 1954 and now represents the European Union across the United States. It has expanded to host staff of the European Parliament Liaison Office, EUROPOL, the European Central Bank, the European Investment Bank and the European Air Safety Agency.

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