EU institutions agree on new copyright rules - ERA Portal Austria
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On 13 February 2019, the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission found a political agreement on a draft Directive that introduces changes to existing EU copyright rules as part of creating a true EU digital single market, and in an effort to ensure that the rights and obligations of copyright law also apply to the internet.
The new rules affect areas such as music streaming services, video-on-demand platforms, news aggregators and user-uploaded-content, but also have implications for other areas such as research: The EC points out that the new Directive will ensure wider access to knowledge for research organisations, universities etc when accessing publications and data available online as there will be a modernised mandatory copyright exception for carrying out text and data mining on large sets of data for research purposes. The EC expects that this will also enhance the development of data analytics and artificial intelligence in Europe.