That said, it does make sense that the AG delayed the opinion/ruling until July 15th.
The AG probably wanted to wait until the release the guidance. And they did.
I expected this, though i feel that sadly, if the Commission actually didn't backtrack, the rightsholders and certain member states would've complained. Lose-lose situation.
It does become hard to be neutral cause of the pressure, has there ever been a group that never caved to pressure?
And i doubt a compromise for us users and rightsholders would work, being neutral sadly doesn't work in drafting (though it depends on which way you look at it).
The Commission has pretty much sadly shown why we shouldn't get our hopes high.
That said, at least they're seemingly aware and stated that they may review the guidance following the ruling. So at least that's one good thing.
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