News agencies hail ‘major step’ by EU to make net giants pay for news

News agencies welcomed Monday (7 May) what they called a “major step” by the EU parliament’s legal committee asking internet giants to pay for press articles. Officials are hammering out an overhaul of EU copyright rules against the backdrop of free online news that has decimated earnings for traditional media companies. The legislative proposal has been under discussion in the Council since November 2016.

Source: News agencies hail ‘major step’ by EU to make net giants pay for news

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