On 15 April 2019, the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, a.k.a. the EU Copyright Directive, was approved by the Council of the European Union.
As the European Commission emphasizes (please see https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/modernisation-eu-copyright...), the new Directive should support “creating a Digital Single Market” and “bringing down barriers to unlock online opportunities”. The aim is to provide EU copyright rules that fit to the digital age.
The main goals are:
• better access to online content and across borders,
• improved copyright rules for education, research, cultural heritage and inclusion of disabled people and
• a fairer online environment for creators, the press and a well-functioning marketplace for copyrights. Read more about It’s a done deal: Modernization of the EU copyright rules