EU Council adopts copyright law
EU Council adopts copyright law

EU Council adopts copyright law

EU Council adopts copyright law The European Union copyright directive previously adopted by the EU Council contains many conflicting provisions. Nevertheless, the President of the European Commission believes that the document guarantees fair payments for authors. The main stumbling block during the discussion of the directive was Articles 11 and 13. Article 11 stipulates the right to receive remuneration for the publication of copyright materials, up to and including excerpts. And article 13 is required to monitor compliance with copyright when downloading content. Such requirements will oblige all services to pre-moderate all materials whose authors reside in the EU. In a previously published draft, article 13 on remuneration was more democratic and allowed the use of a publication with a link to the source. In addition, this directive did not apply to Wikipedia and similar open platforms. The requirement to pay remuneration depends on the amount of profit received by the party using the copyrighted material. In the latest edition, article 13 turned into article 17. During the discussion, the article caused a flurry of indignation, and more than 5 million people signed the petition against its adoption. Large companies, including Google, also opposed the article. The directive will come into effect in 24 months. Therefore, the EU still has time to prevent a \

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