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“Publisher’s right” passes first hurdle in EU Parliament

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“Publisher’s right” passes first hurdle in EU Parliament

The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) of the European Parliament voted for the draft EU copyright proposal, which includes a proposal for a publisher’s right for press publishers, European Publishers Council (EPC) reported.

The IMCO is the first of five committees that will vote on the draft proposal. More committees are to vote later in June and in July, with the final vote of the lead committee JURI scheduled for the end of September.

Along with the EPC, the IMCO’s vote was welcomed by the European Newspaper Publisher Association and News Media Europe, who represent European press publishers and support the publisher’s right

Previously it has been reported that the publisher’s right is facing resistance from civil society groups, with some doubting whether the reform will ultimately pass at the EU Parliament. 

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Teemu Henriksson

Date

2017-06-09 12:26

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