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    Advanced Television
    14 Feb. 2019 [Regulation]

    The European Commission has reached an agreement on new copyright rules, including the controversial Article 13 requiring internet platfroms to obtain authorisation from rights holders at the point of posting. The EC stressed its objective is to “reinforce the position of creators and right holders,” in getting properly remunerated for the online use of their content by UGC platforms. Currently such platforms, like YouTube, are obliged to remove infringing content when a rights holder asks them to do so. But the Commission and the European Parliament argues that this is “cumbersome for rights holders”, does not guarantee them fair revenue, and gives internet companies little incentive to sign fair licensing agreements with rights owners.

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