Up to 40,000 people took part in a demonstration through Berlin against the planned reform of copyright law at European level.

The main point of criticism was the planned Article 13 of the reform, which obliges Internet providers to remove copyright-protected, unlicensed content. The protesters feared that this would be done by means of upload filters, which are technically imperfect on the one hand, but could also be used specifically to censor content on the other.

At the same time, similar protests took place in numerous cities in Europe.