European Union copyright law may force tech giants to pay billions to publishers

Artists such as Madonna earn more per view from Spotify than YouTube. The European Union is aiming to rewrite the

The creation of a new neighbouring right for press publishers will make sharing news articles online more difficult, making it harder for the public to find good quality journalism online.

Another key part, Article 13, would force internet companies to use "upload filters" to ensure content placed online does not fall foul of copyright rules. "I am relieved", said German MEP Axel Voss who tabled the law, which now goes for negotiation with the European Union member states. Users and certain technology providers are less enthusiastic, in particular about the feared negative impact of the Directive on internet freedom.

It's safe to say the vote hasn't gone down too well. The rules will now progress through the rest of the legislative process, which will include a final vote in January, which is likely to see the rules passed.

"Today's decision is a bitter setback for the free and open internet, favoring company profits over the principles that enabled the internet to become what it is today, said Julia Rede, a politician for Germany's Pirate Party".

While YouTube already filters content via audio, allowing users to demonetise their content or take it down entirely, Article 13 would require the platform to begin sweeping imagery within the video before it's available for public viewing. "Perfectly legal content like parodies and memes will be caught in the crosshairs".

The cost of developing the filters would be substantial.

Jabari Bird Stepping Away From Celtics After Domestic Violence Arrest
Elizabeth's Hospital. "Most importantly, our thoughts are with the victim of this incident", the statement reads. Bird was originally scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, but that was delayed as he remained hospitalized at St.

YouTube, which is owned by Google, has campaigned against the new law.

"We are grateful to the members of the European Parliament who stood up for the creative community, since this now opens the way for a Copyright Directive that can close the value gap and boost investment into new British music and other new content".

Article 11 is meant to give publishers and papers a way to make money when companies like Google link to their stories, allowing them to demand paid licenses.

The Computer & Communications Industry Association, the major tech lobby, said MEPs "ignored the warnings. on the real threats this proposal causes".

Reda described the approval of Article 11 as "catastrophic". If search engines are required to pay licensing fees for every bit of text, some results will inevitably be removed when a certain publisher proves untraceable, links or outlets are not considered viable enough to contend with, or a publisher refuses to license their content for any reason.

Previous efforts to make sure publishers are paid have backfired in Europe.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

European Union votes to adopt 'upload filters' as part of internet copyright law
But the lawmakers behind the initiative argue that links are exempt. The cost of developing the filters would be substantial.

Most Sleeping Laptops Vulnerable to Cold Boot Attacks
Encryption keys and other sensitive information can then be stolen from memory and full access gained to the system. When in sleep mode, the computer state is saved in RAM, which runs in a minimum power state to hold the data.

Broadway Star Marin Mazzie Dead at 57
They released Opposite You , an album of duets, in 2005, and wrote an autobiographical cabaret show titled He Said/She Said . She met Danieley when both appeared in the Off Broadway 1996 production Trojan Women: A Love Story .

Samsung hints Galaxy A phone with four cameras is coming next month
There have been rumours in recent times of a forthcoming Samsung Galaxy A9, which is said to have a four cameras on the rear. Cameras are a significant part of smartphones these days and brands are trying up the game with each release.

SpaceX Signs its First Private Passenger to Fly 'Round the Moon
The company is tight-lipped on the rest, save a second tweet noting "only 24 humans have been to the Moon in history". Humans have not set foot on the Moon since the final Apollo mission in 1972, capping an era of U.S. national pride.

Don't Be Fooled by Hurricane Florence Being 'Downgraded.' It's Still Very Dangerous
Storm surge is why many of you have been placed under evacuation and we are asking citizens to please heed a warning . He said the magnitude of the storm may exceed the ability of the state-activated National Guard troops.

E-cigarette sales to kids targeted
They also prohibited certain retailers who had violations from selling tobacco products for specific periods of time. Ultimately, such a move could push Big Tobacco back into the lead in the e-cig market, analysts said Wednesday.

Gary Neville tells Liverpool FC to sacrifice the Champions League
Whether we have the consistency is the big factor and we need to beat the teams we should beat while taking our share of scalps. That's too complicated; you have to go into the next game and see who you can choose.

Hurricane Florence: Over 188,000 without power as monster storm batters Carolinas
Since issuing a mandatory evacuation order Wednesday, nearly all of the more than 2500 residents left the island. Florence is forecast to dump up to three feet (almost a meter) of rain in some areas.

Hurricane Florence bears down on Carolinas
The NHC says tornadoes within hurricanes are usually "relatively weak and short-lived, but they still pose a significant threat". Florence's winds and rains continued to batter the Carolinas Friday morning. "This is an absolute life-threatening scenario".

Florence sits on doorstep of Carolinas with projected winds of 100mph
An estimated one million people evacuated North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia as the storm moved close to the US. Duke has said it could take several weeks to fully restore power in areas that are inaccessible due to flooding.

New research says dairy can help reduce heart disease risk
Nowadays, there is a trend to consume low-fat milk or dairy products because, allegedly, it's better for our health. One serving of dairy or a glass of milk, or 244 grams of yogurt 15 grams of cheese , or 5g of butter.

Everything to expect from Apple’s iPhone event
Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones along with the rumoured Apple Watch 4 series, iPads and Homepods on September 12. Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones on Wednesday - and leaks from China are already giving us hints of what's to come.

American bishop resigns as pope holds meeting on abuse scandal
But a man testifying four years ago in the Philadelphia trial of Monsignor William Lynn , the first senior U.S. Catholic Church official convicted of concealing sex abuse, accused Bransfield of misconduct.

US plans crackdown on e-cigarette firms citing 'epidemic' teen use
Food and Drug Administration's announcement that it's cracking down on e-cigarettes in an effort to combat youth vaping. Juul Labs said it would work with the FDA on its request and is committed to preventing underage use of its product.

Other news