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German news publishers welcome the EU copyright reform

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German news publishers welcome the EU copyright reform

The two associations said in a press release (link in German) that the new copyright legislation as proposed by the Commission will support those in the beginning of the news value chain, and will help sustain the diversity of privately funded free press.

The package includes a neighbouring rights provision that will allow news publishers to ask for a fee from third parties such as Google News that publish samples of their content, as earlier leaks anticipated.

The associations said that the copyright reform is long overdue, because other creative industries have long enjoyed the kinds of rights that have so far been denied from news publishers, and noted that by addressing this, the new copyright law will help ensure the diversity of the press also in the digital world.

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Teemu Henriksson

Date

2016-09-14 15:29

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