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Reform of the EU copyright law important hurdle

This is reported in the night of Saturday, several EU diplomats in Brussels. The negotiations are scheduled for next Tuesday, said a diplomat. The basis of the agreement is a compromise between Germany and France, the two countries a few days ago, had achieved. 20 countries voted on Friday in favour, 7 against and one abstained. There were only slight Changes.

Basically, the Copyright is to Reform and adapt the EU copyright to the digital age. Through article 13, the platforms should be taken, such as YouTube, more responsibility, less copyright-protected works without permission in the network. In addition, the performance of protection is right for press publishers in the focus. News to search engines like Google News may not thereafter without Additional Headers or cut-outs of press releases in its results display. You need a permission of the publishers and eventually would have to pay for it.

The agreement between Germany and France, platforms that are younger than three years, with a turnover of less than ten million euros and five million users in the month, the exception of article 13. If the countries of the EU Parliament in the coming week with Europe, could the success of the Reform even before the European elections end of may. The Parliament had, however, expressed already concerns about the Franco-German compromise. (sda)

Created: 09.02.2019, 05:21 PM

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