MEPS say copyright reform must balance rights and access

MEPS say copyright reform must balance rights and access

The planned reform of European Union (EU) copyright law must strike a fair balance between authors’ rights and public access to culture, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) agreed in a vote on Tuesday (16th June). The parliament’s legal affairs committee backed some proposals from anti-copyright MEP Julia Reda, from Germany’s Pirate Party, although it struck down many of her proposals on the copyright reforms that the European Commission is to propose later this year.

That said, the committee still wants user rights increased, as Reda explained: “After decades in which the focus was ...

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