Is the EU’s New Copyright Directive Too Complex to Work? ([email protected])


After two years in the making, the European Parliament on March 26 passed a sweeping copyright directive that could have a major impact on big technology companies. The European Parliament has justified the copyright directive on grounds that it would provide “fairer remuneration” to musicians, artists, news publishers and journalists. Critics have said that it would lead to censorship of content dissemination, and that it is an overreach that would in fact end up threatening the livelihoods of exactly the same people it seeks to protect.