Parliament adopted its revised negotiating position on copyright rules on Wednesday, adding safeguards to protect small firms and freedom of expression.
Parliament’s position for talks with member states to hammer out a final deal was approved by 438 votes to 226, with 39 abstentions.
Tech giants to share revenue with artists and journalists
Many of Parliament’s changes to the EU Commission’s original proposal aim to make certain that artists, notably musicians, performers and script authors, as well as news publishers and journalists, are paid for their work when it is used by sharing platforms such as YouTube or Facebook, and news aggregators such as Google News.
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#Copyright: Breathe, your favourite websites will be fine. Parliament proposes to exclude small and "micro" platforms, open source software platforms and online encyclopaedias such as Wikipedia from the copyright rules. → https://t.co/3Vxn1isAHH pic.twitter.com/eyayF72PaN— European Parliament (@Europarl_EN) September 12, 2018
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