• EU Parliament Is Considering a New Online Copyright Law That Google and Facebook Hate

    7 days ago - By Fortune

    Normally legislators pass controversial bills when nobody is looking-say, in mid-summer, when everyone is on vacation. But after an outcry and a failed vote at copyright reform this July, the European Union Parliament approved a mandate to revise copyright yesterday, with most Europeans back at the office and clicking on memes .
    The proposal could force content hosts such as YouTube to improve their ability to filter out repeat copyright violators. It could also make it easier for creators of content to charge those who use snippets of their work that exceeds the so-called “permitted use.”...
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