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YouTube “Very Concerned” About Article 13, Mulls Copyright Claim Tweaks

Following the historic passing of the new EU Copyright Directive, YouTube is now looking to the future. While expressing concern surrounding unintended consequences, the company is urging supporters not to give up the fight. Meanwhile, YouTube says it’s also looking into the small and incidental use of copyrighted content that can trigger annoying manual claims […]

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EU Council of Ministers Approve Copyright Directive, Including Article 17 (13)

The EU Council of Ministers has approved the Copyright Directive, which includes the controversial Article 17 (formerly 13). The legislation was voted through by a majority of EU ministers just a few minutes ago, despite opposition from Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Finland, and Sweden. Back in 2016, the European Commission announced plans to modernize EU copyright […]

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Will Piracy-Focused Torrent & Streaming Sites Be Affected by Article 13/17?

This week the EU Parliament approved the final text of the Copyright Directive, meaning that user-uploaded content sites, such as YouTube, will have to strike licensing deals with rightsholders to avoid liability. But how will that affect piracy-focused torrent and streaming sites? After the EU Parliament rubber-stamped Article 13 (renamed Article 17 in the final […]

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Anti Article 13 Petition Signed by Five Million People

The popular “Save The Internet!” petition, which urges lawmakers to vote against Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive, reached a new milestone of five million signatories today. The petition is part of an intensifying campaign which also features offline demonstrations and Wikipedia blackouts. Meanwhile, supporters of Article 13 are not sitting still either. With […]