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Introduction

The European Union’s key institutions – the Commission, Council and Parliament – have finally agreed on new copyright rules, in the face of intense opposition and lobbying from internet giants.

Highlights

  • For the measure’s supporters, Article 13 reinforces the position of content rights holders and enables them to be properly remunerated. But for some of its opponents, who have tended to rail against it in near-apocalyptic terms, it means the effective end of the internet as we know it.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest progression of the EU Copyright Directive.
  • Explains what happens now and what the process is for finalizing the directive.

Key questions answered

  • How will the Copyright Directive affect certain digital services in Europe?
  • What are the most contentious parts of the Copyright Directive?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Making European copyright rules fit for the digital era
  • Inappropriate language to counter misinterpretations
  • Opponents never say never

Appendix

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