A year ago, EU copyright law was reformed under strong protest and with a narrow majority in the EU Parliament. Germany is still working on implementation, but civil society is already preparing to fight the directive in court.
The EU's copyright directive, which aims to provide legal protection and remuneration for content creators online, was adopted in April of this year and Member states are now required to transpose the reforms into national legislation by June 2021. In ...
The European Commission has assured that the EU’s controversial copyright directive is “not in danger,” following Google’s announcement that it will circumvent the reforms by implementing technical changes to the way it displays news online. Google announced on Wednesday (25...
German police are investigating the Bonn office of Axel Voss, the MEP leading the controversial copyright directive through the European Parliament, after he was the subject of a bomb threat last week, German media are reporting.
EU copyright rules are on the brink of a radical overhaul after lawmakers in the European Parliament's legal affairs committee provisionally backed plans on Wednesday (26 February) recently agreed with EU ministers.
European Union countries on Wednesday (20 February) endorsed an overhaul of the bloc’s copyright rules which would force Google and Facebook Inc to pay publishers for news snippets and filter out copyright-protected content on YouTube or Instagram.
The European Union’s effort to rewrite two-decade old copyright rules to take into account online platforms such as Alphabet Inc’s Google moved a step forward on Friday (8 February) when a majority of member countries agreed on a common position for talks with lawmakers next week.
Ahead of a crunch meeting between EU ambassadors on Friday (8 February), EURACTIV Slovakia sat down with Green MEP Julia Reda to chew the fat over the controversial copyright directive.
European news media associations wrote to French President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday (31 January) to push for action on online copyright reform.