Battle continues over EU copyright law

Battle continues over EU copyright law

A continuing battle over the direction of travel for EU copyright law will mark the advent of the European Commission under Jean-Claude Juncker, who will take over the role of president of the organisation from José Manuel Barroso for a five-year term in November.

Some in the trade fear that intensive lobbying from parties such as Google could shift the EC’s position on copyright—or see responsibility for copyright policy moved within the Commission, into Digital Agenda, a step that has been called a “potential danger” to publishers.

A major public consultation on copyright, held by t...

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