Fairness Rocks News What New EU Copyright Law Will Mean for Media, Tech Companies and Users

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Author: Scott Roxborough

Date: September 17, 2018

Original Source: Hollywood Reporter

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What New EU Copyright Law Will Mean for Media, Tech Companies and Users

For internet activists, media industry wonks and copyright legislation fans (if such a species exists), these are heady days.

On Sept. 12, the European Parliament approved a major overhaul of copyright law that, if its supporters are believed, will update copyright for the digital age and force online giants like Google and Facebook to share revenues with content creators. Or, according to critics of the European Union Copyright Directive, it will destroy the internet as users know it, blocking free speech, stifling competition and reinforcing the entrenched power of media conglomerates.

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