EU to mod­ernise copy­right rules fit for the dig­i­tal world

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

With Euro­peans in­creas­ingly con­sum­ing news, mu­sic and film con­tent on­line, a big prob­lem is the amount of il­le­gal con­tent avail­able on­line.

The EU is con­sid­er­ing a whole pack­age of copy­right re­forms to ad­dress this and other is­sues. A pro­posed new right for pub­lish­ers is a con­tro­ver­sial area of this com­plex de­bate.

Therese Co­mo­dini Cachia MEP, the EPP Group’s spokesper­son on copy­right, said that the EPP Group wants to make sure that the value which is at­trib­uted to the per­son cre­at­ing the work and to those par­tic­i­pat­ing in that cre­ation ac­tu­ally reaches them.

She will be help­ing the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment pro­duce a re­port, due in June 2017, on the EU’s copy­right pro­pos­als.

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