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Laura Kayali
+ Your AuthorsArchive @LauKaya Tech reporter @POLITICOEurope — ex @Contexte — Kardashian gifs lover and policy nerd — DM for Signal. [email protected] Apr. 15, 2020 1 min read

One year ago today, European ministers gave the final green light to Europe's controversial #copyright reform, ending years of negotiations, plot twists, lobbying (etc). Where are we now? A mini #copyright thread. 

So far, only France has partially transposed the law. But a recent decision from the country’s competition authority proved the legislation does have teeth, as Google was ordered to negotiate with press publishers. Read more here 

Back in Brussels, most of the main protagonists in the Parliament are gone, but the reform's shadow lingers over the Digital Services Act. MEPs do *not* want to relive the copyright war again. Nor does the tech sector.

In other news, Julia Reda is back. She will work on a project within the German NGO Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte that will challenge copyright rules before courts where fundamental rights are at stake.

Oh and also, the coronavirus happened. It has hit the creative sectors and the press industry pretty badly, as concerts have been canceled, music streaming has dropped and ad revenues have plummeted.

Voilà, that's it for today's #copyright nostalgia.

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