Poland has filed a complaint with the European Court of Justice against the new copyright protection law. The law was approved by the European Parliament in April. Poland disagrees with the introduction of this law, reports Reuters.
In a statement, the Polish Foreign Minister said that “the system results in censorship and that is prohibited under the Polish and European Constitution”.
According to the European Parliament, the reformed law must ensure that copyright is better protected on the internet. The law is disputed by Articles 11 and 13, which are also known as ‘link tax’ and ‘upload filter’.
Opponents of the law fear that this will restrict freedom on the internet, because companies like Facebook and Google will be responsible for the material that users upload from their platforms.
Poland voted against the law in April, as did many MEPs from the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy and Finland.