What You Need To Know About The European Copyright Directive

After four years of hearings, lobbying and negotiations (as well as demonstrations, both pro- and anti-, in the streets of some cities), the European Union has enacted a Directive to modernize copyright laws across its 28 Member States. The move is a significant step toward achieving a Digital Single Market across the Continent.

The 2019 Copyright Directive covers critical business activities, including text mining, online re-use and re-publication, and increased responsibility regarding infringements on the part of social media platforms.