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EU members give formal approval to online copyright reform

Thursday 21 February 2019 | 10:24 CET | News
The EU countries have given their formal approval to the compromise agreed a week ago on the reform of the copyright directive. Only a majority was needed at the Coreper meeting to pass the legislation, and several countries voted against the law. The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland, Italy and Finland voted against, saying the changes are a "step back" for the Digital Single Market. The legislation still needs to be approved by the European Parliament before it comes final. 

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