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Digital platforms get EU guidance on implementing Article 17 of copyright rules

By Matthew Newman
  • 04 Jun 2021 06:50
  • 04 Jun 2021 07:09
YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and other platforms have received clarity today from the European Commission on how to comply with a key measure in the EU's Copyright Directive on licensing content hosted on their platforms.

The directive requires platforms with user-uploaded content to get licenses from rightsholders to host copyrighted works. Thi

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Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent

Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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