EuroSTART Project - IPR - EU negotiators reach breakthrough on modernising copyright rules

Some of the main breakthroughs in the agreement are on the topics of: 

  • Internet platforms face incentives to pay for artists and journalists’ work used
  • Some uploaded material, such as memes or GIFs, can be shared freely
  • Hyperlinks to news articles, accompanied by “individual words or very short extracts” can be shared freely
  • Journalists must get a share of any copyright-related revenue obtained by their publishing house
  • Start-up platforms subject to lighter obligations
  • The directive will not impose filters



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