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Update to the Draft Copyright Directive – Agreement Reached at Trialogue
The final text is not yet available, but the European Parliament has issued the following press release:
It states the following key points:
Internet platforms face incentives to pay for artists and journalists’ work used
Some uploaded material, such as memes or GIFs, can be shared freely
Hyperlinks to news articles, accompanied by “individual words or very short extracts” can be shared freely
Journalists must get a share of any copyright-related revenue obtained by their publishing house
Start-up platforms subject to lighter obligations
The directive will not impose filters
We shall publish an update when the text is available, but in the mean time you can read more about the draft Copyright Directive’s passage through the European legislative process
(update as of September 2018) and
(update as of July 2018).
The next step is for the final text to be approved by the Council and the European Parliament.
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