Europe is one step closer to better copyright rules for cultural heritage institutions

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On Wednesday February 13th, negotiators from the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission reached an agreement on a final compromise text for the European Union’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.

The final text for the proposed directive that has been under discussion for almost 30 months includes a number of significant improvements for cultural heritage institutions.

Together with our partners from the Europeana Network Association and library and research organisations, we have managed to achieve many of the goals that had been included in Europeana’s advocacy mandate, adopted in December 2016. The final compromise text adopted by the negotiators on Wednesday improves upon the Commission’s original proposal in a number of areas.

Read more at Europeana.

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