Thursday, 25 April, 2019

European Union countries approve new copyright restrictions on Facebook and Google

2/3 of EU states voted for atrocious EU Approves Controversial Copyright Directive
Jeannette Daniel | 17 April, 2019, 17:42

The bill itself was approved by the European Parliament in March; the latest vote just confirms the individual votes of member states.

"With the controversial debates over the provisions in the DSM Copyright Directive still fresh in the memory, we can assume that the forthcoming implementation process will be accompanied by further discussions as to how exactly the Directive should be transposed at national level", Rauer said.

Nineteen European governments voted for the revamp in the European Council on Monday, including the UK, France and Germany.

Wikipedia blacked out several European sites in protest last month, while the change was opposed by Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden.

More news: Alberta election: UCP wins majority victory over NDP

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson criticised the reforms last month, calling it a "classic European Union law to help the rich and powerful" and a "good example of how we can take back control". Accompanying statements emphasise regret that the legislative institutions have not been able to come up with a concept of copyright liability that all stakeholders deem fair and compelling. However, German ministers stressed in the minutes that "upload filters" would not be made mandatory in Germany. It also states that copyrighted material must be removed from videos. Two aspects of the reforms attracted particular scrutiny and comment. Users will benefit from the new rules, which will allow them to upload copyright protected content on platforms legally.

Article 15, meanwhile, provides that news publishers have the right to negotiate licenses with news aggregators, adding that "authors" of works are entitled to a share of the additional revenue sourced from the new "link tax".

The directive introduces a new right for press publishers for the online use of their publication.

Recommended

  • U.S.  college student falls to her death taking selfie near cliff edge

    U.S. college student falls to her death taking selfie near cliff edge

    The 20-year-old had been hiking with friends when she fell from Hawksbill Crag , a popular hiking spot in Arkansas . Francis National Forest, is a popular hiking destination and one of Arkansas' most-photographed natural areas.
    We haven't made a decision on pick — Cards GM

    We haven't made a decision on pick — Cards GM

    That is where the Lions would play him if they draft him, seeing as Decker and Wagner are holding down the tackle spots, at least for now.
    Heightened alert after threat locks down Columbine

    Heightened alert after threat locks down Columbine

    Authorities said they have not identified any connections she has with Colorado and most of her threats were spoken. The FBI is leading the investigation, said Mike Taplin, a spokesman for the sheriff's department.
  • Today's Easter Egg Hunt in Southbury Begins at Noon!

    Today's Easter Egg Hunt in Southbury Begins at Noon!

    The eggs will be handed out at the start of the event and must be able to be removed or viewed after the drop. This year Mars company donated the candy inside each egg, and Michaels Craft Store supplied the Easter eggs.
    First ever picture of a black hole

    First ever picture of a black hole

    Doeleman says that the black hole in M87 can be photographed in time-lapse style, due to the slow speed at which it changes. The proven fact that black holes don't permit lightweight to flee makes viewing them tough.
    Intel abandons 5G iPhone plans following Apple's Qualcomm settlement

    Intel abandons 5G iPhone plans following Apple's Qualcomm settlement

    Qualcomm stock was trading at roughly $58 per share before the news broke, and is now trading at nearly $70 per share. This means that the pair will stop any further litigation (as far as this particular matter is concerned).
  • Blue Jackets stun NHL-best Lightning in four-game sweep

    Blue Jackets stun NHL-best Lightning in four-game sweep

    The Jackets had 30 takeaways in four games , while Tampa Bay had 21. "People expect us to do something special", Kucherov said. The Blue Jackets pummeled the Lightning 5-1 in Game 2, and solidly outplayed them for most of the game Sunday. "It's great.
    Australian DJ Arrested After Good Samaritans Thwart Kidnapping in San Francisco

    Australian DJ Arrested After Good Samaritans Thwart Kidnapping in San Francisco

    The alleged attempted abduction was reported by the boy's mother, who said she fought with Mr Holyoake to release the boy. Roscoe is reportedly a well-known DJ in Perth , performing under the stage name DJ Roski .
    Sony Reveals The Existence Of Their Own Content Guidelines For PS4

    Sony Reveals The Existence Of Their Own Content Guidelines For PS4

    However, he did confirm that the PlayStation VR headset as it now exists will be compatible with the next PlayStation console. The new system also seems to be built around having a large, custom SSD that'll drop load times significantly.
  • Birds Beat Up Red Sox 8-1

    Birds Beat Up Red Sox 8-1

    The two-run single off Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello snapped the longest hitless streak by a non-pitcher in major league history. Luckily for Means, Martinez decided against testing the arm of Joey Rickard in right field by not tagging on a flyball out.
    Barcelona a level above Manchester United, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

    Barcelona a level above Manchester United, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

    Asked about the challenge of taking on a player like Messi , Alvarez told Cadena Ser radio : "We do some things different". Messi's magical run came after Red Devils right back Ashley Young failed to clear the ball.
    Apple and Qualcomm end legal fight over chipset licensing

    Apple and Qualcomm end legal fight over chipset licensing

    This has been capped at $400 by Qualcomm, but still represents a much higher value than the $20 cost of a Snapdragon modem chip. Intel's chips aren't as fast as Qualcomm's and Intel is still some time away from having a 5G chipset ready for the market.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry share an update with fans Meghan Markle and Prince Harry share an update with fans Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word - you've played your part. However, there are suspicions that Markle may be involved with the account event when it is not noted.

Man says he was 'looking to kill' when he threw child Man says he was 'looking to kill' when he threw child After arriving on the scene, officers found the child on the first floor with "obvious and severe injuries". The mother told cops she'd never seen Aranda and before she could move away, he grabbed the child.

Moment Climate Change Protesters Are Removed From DLR Train By Police Moment Climate Change Protesters Are Removed From DLR Train By Police Thousands have taken part in the movement, which calls for urgent action to fight humans' warming of the Earth's atmosphere. Demonstration have included blocking bridges to traffic in London and a semi-naked protest inside the House of Commons .

Nigel Owens Has Say On Folau And Vunipola Homophobic Comments Nigel Owens Has Say On Folau And Vunipola Homophobic Comments Hopoate wrote on Facebook in a since deleted post that he does not know why everyone is "so anxious about what Israel Folau said". That would force Rugby Australia to decide whether to tear up his lucrative contract, just five months out from the World Cup.

Student Dies After Tripping, Falling From Tower At Fordham University Student Dies After Tripping, Falling From Tower At Fordham University While the entrances to the tower are supposed to be locked, thrill-seeking students often find a way inside, the Times reports . The waiter, whose roommate allegedly arrived on the scene shortly after the fall, said she was gravely injured.

North Korean leader open to third Trump summit North Korean leader open to third Trump summit Moon did not directly address Kim's criticism, but said he has "high regard" for what he saw as Kim's strong commitment to diplomacy.

Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek: We could've thrashed Juventus Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek: We could've thrashed Juventus Ajax: Onana 6, Veltman 8, De Ligt 8, Mazraoui 5, Blind 7, van de Beek 8, Schone 7, De Jong 7, Ziyech 8, Tadic 8, Neres 7. Juventus has won a record number of Italian titles, and was a Champions League finalist in 2015 and 2017.

Dolphins' full 2019 schedule to be revealed Wednesday; here's the details Dolphins' full 2019 schedule to be revealed Wednesday; here's the details Seattle will face the following teams at home: Cardinals, Rams, 49ers, Buccaneers, Ravens, Bengals and Vikings. Wednesday , leaving plenty of time for leaks - and there already is another involving the Bears .

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back up after massive outage Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back up after massive outage The issue has since been resolved; we're sorry for any inconvenience", the apology email read. The company blamed a " server configuration change " for the outage.

Spoiler warning: "Avengers: Endgame" footage leaks on Twitter and Reddit Spoiler warning: Some fans who said they had viewed the leaks said they only increased their anticipation for the movie. The highly anticipated film Avengers: Endgame will arrive in theaters on April 26.

Indonesia Lifts Tsunami Alert After Magnitude 6.8 Quake off Sulawesi Indonesia Lifts Tsunami Alert After Magnitude 6.8 Quake off Sulawesi Indonesia is prone to earthquakes as it lies on a vulnerable quake-hit zone called "the Pacific Ring of Fire". The geophysics agency lifted the warning around 40 minutes after it was imposed, it said on Twitter.

Porto boss Sergio Conceicao Porto boss Sergio Conceicao But the Portuguese champions overturned a 2-1 deficit against Roma in the last round when they beat the Italians 3-1 at home. Liverpool FC haven't won the Champions League crown since 2005 when the Reds beat AC Milan on penalties.

Tiger Woods' Masters win inspiring Neil Warnock's bid to keep Cardiff up Tiger Woods' Masters win inspiring Neil Warnock's bid to keep Cardiff up The 70-year-old called Premier League referees the "worst in the world" and had been given until Tuesday to provide a response. I'd imagine ex-referees will say it's not a penalty but Graeme Sounness would probably say it's a penalty.

Randeep Hooda harassed my sister Kangana: 'Manikarnika' actor sister Rangoli Chandel Randeep Hooda harassed my sister Kangana: 'Manikarnika' actor sister Rangoli Chandel Earlier on Tuesday, Chandel had lashed out at actor Randeep Hooda when he voiced his support for his Highway co-star Alia Bhatt . Soni Razdan and Rangoli Chandel , Kangana Ranaut's sister, have engaged in a war of words on Twitter.

Trump vetoes congressional resolution to end USA involvement in Yemen war Trump vetoes congressional resolution to end USA  involvement in Yemen war President Trump on Tuesday vetoed a resolution that would have ended USA support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen . The United Nations has warned that 12 to 13 million people could suffer from the growing starvation if the war continues.