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The News Media Association welcomes the EU copyright reform

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The News Media Association welcomes the EU copyright reform

The NMA said it “broadly welcomes” the proposal, and in particular the inclusion of “neighbouring rights” that help publishers “combat the systematic scraping and republishing” of their content.

Earlier European newspaper and magazine associations and German news publishers also announced their approval of the draft directive, which should give them more power in negotiating with third parties such as Google News about republishing samples of their content.

Given the complexity of the issue, Digiday’s explainer on the copyright reform is helpful to anyone interested in the topic. It clarifies for instance that the new rules won’t stop readers from sharing articles, unlike what some have said. Moreover, the issue is far from settled: debates could go on for several years before the European Parliament approves the directive.


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Teemu Henriksson


2016-09-20 12:45

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