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French copyright law implemented, with consequences for YouTube, Facebook and others

By Matthew Newman
  • 12 May 2021 11:15
  • 16 May 2021 05:30

A French copyright law has been passed today that aims to ensure that digital platforms such as YouTube and Facebook pay rights holders when their music and videos are played online.

The law is a transposition of a key provision under the EU Copyright Directive, which came into force in June

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