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European Copyright Directive approved by EU member states

The new European Copyright Directive cleared its final legislative hurdle – at the continental level – yesterday, as it was approved by the Council of the European Union. That’s the body of the EU’s member states,...
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Lickd boss says Article 13 issue ‘is not going to go away’

Europe's new copyright directive has passed its latest legislative hurdle, winning the approval of the European Union member states, after being voted through by the European Parliament last month. "With today's agreement,...
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US speaker Nancy Pelosi warns tech firms could lose Section 230 protection

With the European Copyright Directive having made it through its approval vote in the European Parliament, could attention be about to switch to the US in the arguments over safe harbour? Maybe not straight away, but an interview...
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British politician Boris Johnson attacks new EU copyright law

For the benefit of readers mercifully unfamiliar with the current state of British politics, Boris Johnson is one of the prominent figures in the UK’s ruling Conservative Party – and one of the main contenders to replace...
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European copyright directive responses are, well, as expected

We fired out a quick alert yesterday with the news that the European Copyright Directive had been approved by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) by 348 votes to 274. Since then, reactions have been flooding in from...
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MEPs approve European Copyright Directive (including Article 13) – 348 votes to 274

The European Copyright Directive has been approved by members of the European Parliament. In a vote this morning, MEPs approved the new legislation: 348 cast their votes in favour, while 274 voted against.
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Music and tech industries hold their breath for Article 13 vote

Today is crunch time – or more accurately, the latest crunch time in a series of crunch times – for the proposed new European copyright directive. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will be voting this morning...
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Pro-Article-13 bodies ask for access to YouTube promo tools

Creative-industries group Europe for Creators is raising a rumpus about the way YouTube has been promoting its campaign to change the proposed European copyright directive on its own platform. The body published an open letter...
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UN human-rights expert delivers warning about Article 13

There’s some new criticism of the proposed European copyright directive from an unexpected source: the United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of expression. David Kaye holds that post, and he’s published his concerns...
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Creative bodies urge MEPs to adopt European copyright directive

The final push is on to persuade Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to either adopt the proposed new European copyright directive, or reject / change it (delete according to your side of the debate). Now more than...
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Google continues lobbying on European copyright directive

The next hurdle for the proposed new European copyright directive to become law – Article 13 included – is a vote by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) later this month. It’s clear that lobbying from all sides...
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Article 13’s final push will come at the end of March

Crunch time for Europe’s new copyright directive will come sometime between 25 March and 28 March, it was revealed yesterday. That’s because the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee has approved the final...