This upcoming session will explore the European Commission’s copyright proposal, which includes publishers as rightsholders under the EU copyright framework. The publisher’s right will grant publishers the legal protection and clarity needed for the sustainability of a free and pluralistic press sector. While press publishers argue that the publisher’s right is urgently needed to remain competitive and independently financed, to protect their investment in the original, professional content that underpins the freedom of the press and democracy, some stakeholders see risks for the open internet. During this Future Media Lab. session we will bring together media, legal and academic experts as well as MEPs to discuss the proposal in the European Parliament.