European Parliament approves new digital Copyright rules

On March 26, 2019, the European Parliament voted in favor of the new Copyright Directive, in the text resulting from the Trilogue. The Directive contains a variety of provisions concerning, among others, the status of the press, cultural heritage institutions and digital platforms. It tackles the use of journalistic content online, the measures to be adopted by online platforms in order to identify and prevent copyright infringements and new copyright exceptions such as for text and data mining.

The text approved by the European Parliament shall now be subject to a vote by the Council of the European Union.

By Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale, a member of the EACCNY