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Jun 20th, 2018, 4:27pm
The EBU, here, reports on the recent vote by  the European Parliament’s JURI committee on the Copyright Directive.

"The obligation set out by the new Directive to automatically report to all authors and performers on the use of the works they contributed to will place unprecedented burden on the creative industries, at a time when they are already facing significant market disruption."

The EBU thinks the rule will 'divert money from new investments in content'.

The EBU also express concern over the 'right of revocation', whereby a single actor can 'block a programme from being shown again'.

News from the EU Parliament is here.

"Plans to update of EU copyright rules for today’s online world and ensure fair pay for artists and journalists were backed bv the Legal Affairs Committee on Wednesday.
The committee approved its position in a tight vote by 14 votes to 9, with 2 abstentions, and adopted by the same majority a decision to enter into negotiations with the Council, the other arm of the legislator.

After the vote, rapporteur Axel Voss, (EPP, DE) said:

"This vote marks the first step of the parliamentary procedure to adopt copyright laws fit to meet the challenges of the internet.
The last laws to address copyright in the information society date back 17 years and the internet of today is fundamentally different to what it was in 2001.

Creators and news publishers must adapt to the new world of   the internet as it works today.  There are opportunities but there are also important drawbacks. Notably, news publishers and artists, especially the smaller ones, are not getting paid due to the practices of powerful online content-sharing platforms and news aggregators. This is wrong and we aim to redress it. The principle of fair pay for work done should apply to everyone, everywhere, whether in the physical or online world."
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