Winners and losers of Europe’s copyright reform

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Not all rights holders are necessarily better off, and Google might not be as impacted as it looks.

  • Laura Kayali
  • Politico

STRASBOURG — The European Commission, Parliament and EU countries agreed Wednesday on the controversial copyright reform, after two and a half years of painful negotiations and unprecedented lobbying campaigns from all sides of the…

The reform was initially presented by the Commission in September 2016.

The most contentious aspects of the text were mainly targeting Google, which rights holders have accused of taking a “free ride” by using content created by others, be it music on YouTube or…

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