• 09-JUN-2017

Copyright rules fit for the digital age

EU lawmakers want to ensure that new copyright rules based on European Commission legislative proposals are fit for the digital age. They want to ensure broad access to online content whilst protecting the rights of content creators.

Preventing illegal downloads and finding ways to ensure access to copyrighted material for educational and scientific purposes were among the issues at an EPP Group hearing on this complex issue.

There are nearly 1,000 amendments put forward by MEPs that they are sifting through ahead of votes on the law in the European Parliament later this year.