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Tech & Science EU countries back copyright reform targeting Google, Facebook

13:31  15 april  2019
13:31  15 april  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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The European Union 's bid to overhaul its two-decade old copyright rules cleared its final hurdle on Monday as EU governments backed the move Google ’s YouTube, Facebook ’s Instagram and other sharing platforms will also have to install filters to prevent users from uploading copyrighted materials.

The European Parliament backed the reforms by 348 votes to 274 on Tuesday after a debate that has pitted Europe ’s creative industry against tech Google ’s YouTube, Facebook ’s Instagram and other sharing platforms will also have to install filters to prevent users from uploading copyrighted materials.

EU countries back copyright reform targeting Google, Facebook© 2018 Anadolu Agency ANKARA, TURKEY - OCTOBER 9: Screen of a smart phone shows Google Plus and Facebook logos in Ankara, Turkey on October 9, 2018. (Photo by Aytac Unal/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) BRUSSELS, April 15 (Reuters) - The European Union's bid to overhaul its two-decade old copyright rules cleared its final hurdle on Monday as EU governments backed the move forcing Google to pay publishers for news snippets and Facebook to filter out protected content.

Nineteen countries, including France and Germany, endorsed the revamp while Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden were against. Belgium, Estonia and Slovenia abstained.

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European Union countries on Wednesday endorsed an overhaul of the bloc's copyright rules which would force Google and Facebook Inc to pay A majority of EU diplomats agreed to the revamp while Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Poland refused to back the deal and two other EU

The European Parliament backed the reforms by 348 votes to 274 on Tuesday after a debate that has pitted Europe 's creative industry against tech Google 's YouTube, Facebook 's Instagram and other sharing platforms will also have to install filters to prevent users from uploading copyrighted materials.

The European Parliament gave its green light last month to a proposal that has pitted Europe's creative industry against tech companies, internet activists and consumer groups, triggering intense lobbying from both sides.

The European Commission kicked off the debate two years ago, saying the rules needed to be revised to protect the bloc's creative industries which is worth 915 billion euros ($1 trillion) and employs 11.65 million people.

Under the new rules, Google and other online platforms will have to sign licensing agreements with musicians, performers, authors, news publishers and journalists to use their work online.

Google's YouTube, Facebook's Instagram and other sharing platforms will also have to install filters to prevent users from uploading copyrighted materials.

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Google ’s YouTube, Facebook ’s Instagram and other sharing platforms will also have to install filters to prevent users from uploading copyrighted materials. “Algorithms cannot distinguish between actual copyright infringements and the perfectly legal re -use of content for purposes such as parody,” she

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries on Wednesday endorsed an overhaul of the bloc's copyright rules which would force Google and Facebook Inc to pay publishers for news snippets and filter out copyright -protected content on YouTube or Instagram. A majority of EU diplomats agreed to

(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; editing by Philip Blenkinsop)

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