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26 September 2018
Earlier this month the European Parliament adopted its position on digital copyright rules agreeing by 438 votes to 226 to talks with member states to hammer out a final deal which should come into being in January 2019. Under this Directive:
- Tech giants must pay for work of artists and journalists which they use
- Small and micro platforms excluded from directive’s scope
- Hyperlinks, “accompanied by “individual words” can be shared freely
- Journalists must get a share of any copyright-related remuneration obtained by their publishing house
This article, published in April by the Centre for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) is a useful summary of arguments for and against the Directive and the state of political play.
You will also find a paper on 'Copyright in the digital environment: the DSM strategy and the challenges ahead' by 4iP Council Advisory Committee member, Ginevra Bruzzone in our 'Publications' section.