Article 13: EU countries approve copyright directive

CNET | 4/15/2019 | Katie Collins
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The EU has adopted Article 13, among other reforms.

European countries approved sweeping reforms to copyright law on Monday after the European Parliament voted to adopt the new legislation last month.

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The EU Copyright Directive will protect and govern how copyrighted content posted online, bringing outdated rules up to scratch for the internet age. The law has been hotly debated both by politicians and the wider tech community, with some of the world's biggest companies taking a strong stance against the legislation -- in particular a section known as Article 13.

Article 13 dictates that anyone sharing copyrighted content must get permission from rights owners -- or at least have made the best possible effort to get permission -- before doing so. In order to do this, it's thought that internet services and social networks will have no choice but to build and enforce upload filters and generally apply a more heavy-handed approach to moderating what users post on the internet.

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For proponents of digital rights, the approval of the directive comes as a huge blow after over a year of campaigning to uphold what they see as the integrity of the internet. Following the European Parliament vote in March, there was hope that enough key countries might try to block the...
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