Update: Copyrights in the European Union

The European Commission is advancing on a copyright reform in the EU.

Protecting the media from search engines and news aggregators – with Google under the spotlight – means that these may have to pay for hosting info published by the media.

This is one of the steps which is already being applauded by the main European publishers’ groups who also underline that the current Framework applicable since 2001 is obsolete.

In the same line of thought, also artists may enjoy a bigger protection regarding the online publication of their work in online platforms like YouTube.

A balance is needed between the rights of creators and the rights of consumers, integrating the reality of our current society of information and technology: free knowledge for all.


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