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Facebook and Google should be asked to pay

The Council of States debated on Tuesday on the modernisation of copyright law. The operators of social networks and other Internet platforms in the future owe the publishers a fee if you make a journalist's work accessible. This is the primary text cracks, and references to article, the Internet users in services such as Google News. This suggests a preparatory Committee of the small chamber as a Supplement.

The Internet-platforms can win in this way, data for advertising, or cracks the Text to place advertising and make money – from the point of view of the publisher the money they are missing. The Users are satisfied and, in fact, under certain circumstances, with the text starting in the social network and do not click on the Link that would lead you to the media portal.

Single words

About a compensation scheme other than is currently being fought in the EU, under the title "power of protection". The Supporters with the difficulties of the media industry because of the declines in advertising revenue to argue. The critics claim that the performance right would only serve the big publishers, but not the small operators.

Not paid for accessing single words without an independent journalistic importance, together with Links, which lead users to the original publication or to the information service has published the contribution should be in accordance with the proposal of the Council of States Commission.

the national Council against

decides How the Council of States, it will show. His preliminary advice to the Commission has voted by a 7 to 3 vote with one abstention in favour of such a provision in the copyright law.

The national Council had voted in the winter session, with 133 to 39 votes in favour, 5 abstentions, against a request from the ranks of the SP. The majority found that the media crisis is to be solved. Also was unclear how the platforms could be drawn for the behavior of the Users to account.

libraries not stronger

burden in other points, the Council of States, the Commission proposes the Revision of the copyright law Changes. Thus, for-profit libraries, which are purely to cover costs to have to pay on your lump-sum fees that it charges no remuneration to the collecting societies.

This also applies to educational institutions, museums, collections and archives, which are purely to cover costs. The Commission would like to make a system change to reverse the decision of the Swiss Federal arbitral Commission in December.

Video-on-Demand: the exception for music

Agree to the Council of States Commission, is that film makers receive a compensation for the Video-on-Demand use. The scheme should take account of the increasing Online use of works and the Disappearance of video stores account.

but The Commission proposes, the music in the films of such a payment obligation to exempt. You don't want to change the previously well-functioning procedures, in which a collecting society on behalf of the Music with the Video-on-Demand platforms, negotiate, argues the Commission. The draft of the Federal Council, would lead to more effort and more costs and less income for the artists.

Hotel tax

deleted The national Council the Commission is followed in the case of the Hotel levy: New Hotels, hospitals and prisons should have for the use of public works in their spaces, not to pay more. The use is to be defined as own use.

In the Council of States Commission, however, this was controversial: The WBK decided by the casting vote of the President of the Commission, Ruedi Noser (FDP/ZH). The opponents see in the removal of the levy is an unjustified measure in favor of the hotel industry. Also, the Federal Council had spoken out against it.

Hosting Provider in the duty

the core of the copyright law revision that the fight against piracy. This should be done in the case of the Swiss Hosting providers, content save. Already today, providers usually remove message content from their servers, if this is infringing. In the future, you will need to prevent the illegal offers will be re-uploaded without re-notification. If you do not, you can be prosecuted.

Originally wanted to take, the Federal Council is also an Access Provider, the Internet access provider. Should you need to lock on the instructions of the authorities the access to certain pages. After criticism in the consultation, the Federal Council saw but of network lock. (fal/sda)

Created: 11.03.2019, 15:19 PM

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