online copyright

European parliament gives thumbs up to controversial copyright reforms

The European Parliament has just voted to back controversial proposals to reform online copyright — including supporting an extension to cover snippets of publishers content (Article 11), and to

Europe’s Top Court Rules That Browsing The Internet Does Not In Itself Infringe Copyright (Phew)

A long-running European legal battle over the copyright status of cached copies of documents held on the computers of Internet users has been resolved today. A preliminary ruling by the European Co

European Publishers Say Google’s €60M French Fund Does Not Go Far Enough For Content Reuse

The European Publishers Council (EPC), whose members represent the interests of publishers in 14 European countries, has responded to Google's establishment of a €60 million fund for French publishe

Google Says $80M French Publishers’ Fund Won’t Be Replicated Elsewhere In Europe

Google is not currently looking to create funds to support digital publishers outside France. Google's comments follow calls last week by the head of the European Publishers Council for Google to pay

After Google’s $80M French Publishers’ Fund, Press Lobby Group Chief Calls For Search Giant To Pay Media In Every European Country

A European Publishers members' group and lobby organization has called for Google to expand an offer it made last week of financial help for French publishers. Reuters quotes Francisco Pinto Balsemao,

German Proposal For Search Engines To Pay For Displaying Publishers’ Text Snippets Gets Expert Hearing. Google Dubs It “Bad Law”

Google is sounding a warning klaxon about a proposed law change in Germany which aims to strengthen copyright law for publishers by requiring search engines and online news aggregators to pay a royalt

YouTube’s Three-Plus Year Copyright Battle With German Music Rights Agency Rumbles On, As GEMA Breaks Off Negotiations

A copyright dispute that has blocked German YouTube users' access to certain music videos continues to rumble on with little sign of a resolution -- despite being ongoing for more than three years alr