The controversial reform of copyright in the EU definitively validated

European copyright reform was finally adopted by EU ministers on Monday despite several votes against.


European copyright reform was finally adopted by EU ministers on Monday despite several votes against.

The controversial reform of European copyright law was finally validated on Monday with a final vote of EU ministers meeting in Luxembourg, the end point of a procedure of more than two years.

A controversial reform. This last step had to be a formality after very difficult negotiations on this reform. Six countries still voted against, according to European sources: Italy, Finland, Sweden, Luxembourg, Poland and the Netherlands, a minority however insufficient to block the text.

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In a statement from the Council of the European Union, Romanian Minister Valer Daniel Breaz, whose country holds the rotating presidency, welcomed a "balanced text, creating multiple opportunities for the European creative sectors, which will prosper and will better reflect our cultural diversity and other common European values, but also for users, whose freedom of expression on the Internet will be enhanced ".

REF: https://www.europe1.fr/technologies/la-reforme-controversee-du-droit-dauteur-dans-lue-definitivement-validee-3892034