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The European Parliament has voted in favor of the Copyright Directive, despite intense lobbying from internet giants and a last-minute attempt to force further debate on the more contentious parts of the text.


  • While rights holders were understandably buoyed by the result, the ambiguity of some of the wording relating to efforts made by online services to prevent the upload of copyright infringing content means there may well be further legal steps required before rights holders start to see any real benefits from the directive.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest vote in the European Parliament on the Copyright Directive.
  • Examines what the vote means for rights holders and the user upload platforms in the directive's crosshairs.

Key questions answered

  • What does the European Parliament vote on the Copyright Directive mean for rights holders and user upload services?
  • Why should rights holders hold back on celebrating the passing of the directive for now?

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  • Summary
  • The door starts to close on the value gap in Europe
  • Celebrations, but with one eye on the next phase
  • Questions remain over the use of vague wording


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