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Apr 08, 2019

Client Update | New EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

On March 26, 2019, the European Parliament approved the controversial Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market (the “Directive”).

Although the Directive seeks to facilitate access to online content while providing proper remuneration for copyright owners, it imposes onerous obligations on internet platforms, which might ultimately adversely affect users’ access to online content.

The Directive has yet to be formally approved and this is expected to happen later this year. Once it is approved, EU member states will have two years to implement it in their respective local laws.

We will continue to monitor the legislation and implementation process, and would be happy to assist our clients in understanding the applicability and implications of the Directive.

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