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European Union Proposes Controversial New Copyright Laws

A proposal to update the European Union’s copyright laws has proved contentious with respect to Article 13. Article 13 relates to the use of protected content by online services. Some critics suggest that Article 13 would place a burden on online services that host large amounts of user-uploaded material to police such material to prevent copyright infringement. Such critics argue that while some online services, such as YouTube which already has automated copyright policing, may be in a position to automate such policing, other online services may not have the necessary resources. The proposed new laws are available here.

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