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The EU’s Article 13 Falters

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BRUSSELS  (Hypebot) — The Article 13 Copyright Directive, once promoted by record labels and derided by YouTube is on the brink. Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Poland have said they can not support the latest draft and are blocking it from moving forward.

 

A Monday meeting to finalize the proposal has been canceled.

Julia Reda

@Senficon

BREAKING: Council has failed to find an agreement on its position today. This doesn’t mean that and are dead, but their adoption has just become a lot less likely. Let’s keep up the pressure now! https://twitter.com/LauKaya/status/1086334889438384128 

Laura Kayali

@LauKaya

#Copyright major plot twist: Monday’s #copyright trilogue is cancelled because EU countries couldn’t agree on a new text. https://www.politico.eu/pro/romanian-presidency-cancels-upcoming-trilogue-on-copyright/ 

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Late last week a coalition of music industry trade group joined film, TV and sports organizations in calling on the EU to adopt Article 13 as originally proposed, rather than a proposed watered version.

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