European Union Approves Controversial Copyright Infringement Directive

September 27, 2018 - from Search Engine Land

On September 12, 2018, the European Parliament approved a new copyright directive which could affect the way U.S. internet companies such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter monitor user-generated content for copyright infringement. The directive would require platforms for online content to proactively prevent user uploads of copyrighted material, lest they face liability. Before taking effect, the directive must be approved by European Union member states.

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