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EC courts controversy with article attacking Article 13 critics

We were surprised by a tweet from the official European Commission account on Thursday, pointing to its own blog post about the European copyright directive. “If you were taken in by slogans like ‘meme ban’ or ‘hyperlink...
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Music bodies hail ‘balanced’ Article 13 final text

Even with a final text approved for the proposed new European copyright directive, nobody on either side of the lobbying debate around it is taking it for granted that the battle is over. It’s notable that music-rightsholder...
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European copyright directive agreed – now for more votes

The three main European political bodies – the European Parliament, the Council of the EU, and the European Commission – have agreed a final text for the proposed modernisation of copyright laws across the EU. “The...
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Franco-German compromise brings Article 13 agreement nearer

The negotiations around the new EU copyright directive, and its Article 13 section focusing on user-uploaded-content sites, continue. The key dates to be aware of: final discussions between ministers of the EU states take...
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Spotify CEO joins protest against EU digital-revenues tax

It’s not just Article 13 and new copyright legislation causing controversy within the European Union. The EU could also be in line for a new law involving a 3% tax on the European revenues of technology companies, although...
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Has Article 13 really ‘hit a brick wall’ before crucial vote?

We reported last week on the latest developments in the ‘trilogue’ process around the new European Copyright Directive – and fears by rightsholders that it might water down the Article 13 section on liability...
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Music rightsholders call for ‘urgent’ changes to Article 13

The music industry was celebrating on 12 September 2018 when the European Parliament voted (by 438 votes to 226) to pass the Article 13 section of the proposed new European Copyright Directive. The wording of the legislation...
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Non-music creative-sector bodies call for Article 13 suspension

We’re building up to the latest important vote in the European Parliament on Article 13, the section of the EU’s proposed new copyright directive covering the liability of online service providers for infringing content...
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Vivendi, IFPI and others concerned at Article 13 direction

Earlier this week, we reported on the latest discussion points in Europe’s ‘trilogue’ process finalising its new copyright directive, including the Article 13 section focusing on user-generated content platforms like...
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‘Notice and stay-down’ could be part of Article 13 legislation

The ‘trilogue’ discussions between the European Commission, European Council and European Parliament about the proposed new copyright directive in Europe continue, including the Article 13 clause focusing on internet...
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Report 418: Article of faith

This report looks at the aftermath of the recent Article 13 vote in the European Parliament. We’ve talked to several of the music bodies who were most involved in the lobbying process to find out what they think the...
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Music bodies concerned at prospect of digital track reselling in the EU

The question of whether people should be allowed to resell their purchased music downloads has been most prominent in the ongoing lawsuits against ReDigi. Now the debate is spreading to the European Union, which has been...