Impact | Negative
Rating CIVICUS | Repressed
Between June 29 and 30 the Mexican Congress passed a set of reforms to the Federal Copyright Law and the Federal Penal Code that were required as a condition for the entry into force of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on July 1. Although the changes aim to protect intellectual creations from unauthorized uses, civil society warned that the “notification and withdrawal” mechanism could be used as an instrument of digital censorship and violation of freedom of expression by the State. As indicated by the reporting organizations, this mechanism requires internet service providers to remove, without the need to provide evidence or obtain a court order, any publication or content from the public domain when a person alleges that their copyrights have been violated.