EU lawmakers back preliminary deal on copyright reforms
Written by Maga First News on March 26, 2019
Demonstrators take part in a protest in front of the European Parliament as Members of the European Parliament debate on modificationS to EU copyright reforms in Strasbourg, France, March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
March 26, 2019
STRASBOURG (Reuters) – EU lawmakers endorsed on Tuesday a preliminary deal on rewriting the bloc’s two-decade old copyright rules, which will force Google to pay publishers and artists for using their work online.
The European Commission kicked off the process two years ago in a bid to protect Europe’s cultural heritage and ensure publishers, broadcasters and artists received fair compensation from big online companies.
(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; editing by Philip Blenkinsop)