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EU agrees to Reform of copyright law

News engines like Google News to pay publishers in the EU in the future, money for Displaying article snippets. Negotiators of the EU States and the European Pa

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EU agrees to Reform of copyright law
News engines like Google News to pay publishers in the EU in the future, money for Displaying article snippets. Negotiators of the EU States and the European Parliament tentatively agreed on a Reform of the EU copyright law including intellectual property law. The portals are cut-outs for the Display of articles in your search results in the future, money to the publishers numbers. the

news engines like Google News to pay publishers in the EU in the future, money for Displaying article snippets. Negotiators of the EU States and the European Parliament agreed on Wednesday tentatively agreed to a Reform of European copyright law including intellectual property rights, such as the negotiators of the European Parliament, Axel Voss (CDU) said.

The agreement must be confirmed in the coming weeks, however, the Parliament and the member States of the European Union. Because the debate is so charged, it could fail the Reform. Voices both sides, the EU countries have two years time, the new rules into national law.

in addition to the introduction of the Performance rights the agreement reached Wednesday takes to in article 13 may also, platforms such as YouTube more. You will have to do everything Possible to prevent copyright violations on their pages. Protected works would have to be licensed therefore, before you land on the platforms - or should not be uploaded. Critics warn that the platforms were forced upload filter. This is a Software, with the help of Internet platforms during the Upload can check, whether images, Videos or music are protected by copyright law.

The collecting society Gema, welcomes the agreement reached on the Reform of the EU copyright rules. "Thanks to the Directive having to pay Online platforms copyright for the use of their works, finally fair. That's been overdue for many years," said the Chairman of the Board Harald Heker, according to a statement from Wednesday evening.

Upload Filter is censorship possible, say critics

opponents find fault with, Upload the Filter to be error-prone and may - as a by-catch - including content such as parodies or quotations block, which are actually legal. This is, ultimately, censorship. Companies that are younger than three years, with a turnover of less than ten million euros and five million users in the month, should be exempt from article 13.

controversially, the power of protection was right. Advocates argued that platforms such as Google News currently pay no money to the publishers, although they used large quantities of your messages. Especially small publishers and news sites, however, expressed concerns, because they are dependent on the range. The agreement, now that the news is allowed to see search engines continue to be Hyperlinks, single words and short text excerpts. The Publish Headings or sentences is prohibited.

The Copyright Reform had been proposed for 2016 by the former EU Digital Commissioner, Günther Oettinger, and to adapt copyright to the digital age. She was one of the most controversial legislation of the spout projects legislature. The aim of the Reform was the copyright in the terms and conditions of the digital world, to adapt the previous Directive dates from 2001; Youtube, for example, was not as yet invented. Today, however, are earned with creative content in a network of billions, especially with the advertising, which is placed in your environment. The aim of the Reform was therefore to involve copyright in these Revenues.

"I want journalists, publishers and other authors receive a fair remuneration for their work, regardless of whether they work in Studios or at home, whether the results of their work on the Internet or offline, whether they are duplicated with a copy machine or a commercial on the Internet and it is linked to," said Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EU Commission, as he presented the legislation in 2016.

The European Parliament had an automatic Filter to take a critical view

After that but was a hassle to the embodiment of this Reform broke out on both sides of a highly emotional and with huge lobby support. The one accused the other, not enough for the needs of the artist, the other shot back, that the most controversial upload filter to make the Internet "broken": they feared that such a Filter could also keep legitimate content, because a machine could not distinguish for example between a prohibited pirated copy or a permissible quotation, for example, in the context of a Review or a parody. Especially, the European Parliament had seen automatic Filter, it is critical.

Long was the debate around the upload filter, especially from the experts. That changed last autumn abruptly to protest as the Boss of the US group's Youtube, Susan Wojcicki, the requesting user against the Reform. The result: Under the heading of article 13 of the unsettled thousands of Videos about the impending end of the platform is often the young Fans in the whole of the EU; the Commission was obliged to clarify that the EU is "against the Internet".

engaged Almost as long in a fight to the article 11 of the Reform, an ancillary copyright law for press publishers, the last time it was this part of the Reform, however, is quiet.

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