EU passes divisive Article 13 copyright law

In what should be its final vote on the matter, the European Parliament approved its new, highly controversial copyright rules. While the Copyright Directive is meant to empower creatives and news publishers, the rules are seen by many as over the to... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2019-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EU copyright law passes final hurdle

The Council of the European Union has approved the EU’s new law on copyright, making digital platforms like Google and Facebook legally responsible for content they host. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA calls on government to commit to future EU copyright law

Ahead of Brexit and the imminent General Election, the Society of Authors has called for a commitment from the next government to follow future EU copyright law and the EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy, and to remain within Creative Europe or else increase domestic funding for the arts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-21 19:26:00 UTC ]
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Government should consult with publishers on EU copyright law waiver, says report

Publishers should be given a waiver on part of the EU’s recently passed Digital Single Market Directive regarding licensing deals for links to their content, a new report recommends. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-31 04:34:34 UTC ]
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Trade welcomes new EU copyright law as MEPs approve reform

The European Parliament has passed the EU's new law on copyright as trade bodies hail the first major revamp of copyright rules in 18 years.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EU copyright law may force tech giants to pay billions to publishers

Legislation opposed by firms like Facebook and Google and groups warning of detrimental consequences for the internetMusic companies, film-makers and media publishers could be in line for billions in payouts after EU lawmakers voted to accept controversial changes to copyright rules that aim to... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-09-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trade dismayed after controversial EU copyright law rejected

Publishers and authors have expressed their disappointment and "worry" after a controversial EU copyright law was rejected by parliament. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Resale of e-books 'unlawful' under EU law

The resale of e-books on sites such as Tom Kabinet are "unlawful under EU law", advocate general Maciej Szpunar has ruled. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-11 10:43:35 UTC ]
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NZ considers changes to copyright law as part of promise to help end global 'book famine'

An estimated 90% of all written works worldwide are not available in accessible formats. New Zealand is implementing the Marrakesh Treaty to help change that. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2019-07-23 20:01:52 UTC ]
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EU 'breakthrough' on new copyright directive

The European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission have broken a political deadlock on a new copyright directive to produce a major revamp of copyright rules, for the first time in 18 years. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In EU copyright battle, Google challenges the will of regulators

Small publishers overly reliant on Google and digital advertising are likely to feel the pain if copyright reform changes go through. The post In EU copyright battle, Google challenges the will of regulators appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-02-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors criticise YouTube's rallying cry against Article 13

The Society of Authors (SoA) and a number of writers have criticised YouTube for emailing its users saying Article 13 would prevent them from uploading videos onto online platforms. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What Europe’s Copyright Law Changes Could Mean for U.S. Publishers

Members of the European Parliament approved new copyright laws today, calling into question what that might mean for publishers in the United States. The laws still face another hurdle, as EU's member states have to give their approval (in January 2019) before local laws can be created to enact... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BA urges MEPs to support controversial copyright law

Tim Godfray, executive chairman of the Booksellers Association, has written to all UK MEPs asking them to support publishers in their fight against copyright infringement. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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YouTube and Facebook escape billions in copyright payouts after EU vote

Controversial new law that critics claimed threatened internet freedom is rejectedGoogle, YouTube and Facebook could escape having to make billions in payouts to press publishers, record labels and artists after EU lawmakers voted to reject proposed changes to copyright rules that aimed to make... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-07-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google case raises doubts about German news copyright law

German news publishers suing Google for copyright dues under a 2013 law may get more than they bargained for, with implications for readers and newspapers throughout the EU.Rather than rule in their favor, the Berlin court hearing their case has raised doubts about the validity of the very law... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2017-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Justice at last' for authors as PLR for ebooks passes into law

Joanna Trollope called it "justice at last", as legislation making the UK the first country in the world to extend Public Lending Right (PLR) to include remote loans of ebooks and audiobooks was finally passed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Register of Copyrights’ Bill Easily Passes House

A bill that would empower Donald Trump to appoint the next Register of Copyrights easily passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday, and is headed to the Senate. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-04-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Register of Copyrights' Bill Could Pass House Next Week

After briefly stalling, a bill that would empower Donald Trump to appoint the next Register of Copyrights could come to a vote in the House of Representatives next week. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-04-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Register of Copyrights’ Bill Quickly Passes Out of Committee

Just days after its introduction, a bill that would allow Donald Trump to appoint the next Register of Copyrights has passed out of Committee. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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