European Parliament votes to improve access to digitised cultural heritage | Europeana
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"In the shadow of ongoing discussions, the European Parliament has made some significant improvements to the provisions of the proposed directive that are directly relevant to cultural heritage institutions (CHIs).
On 20 June, the Legal Affairs committee of the European Parliament voted on the Parliament’s report on the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive. The vote follows more than 1.5 years of intensive discussions and allows for trialogue negotiations under the Austrian Presidency. Most of the controversy over the last month (June 2018) has centered on Articles 11 (a new right for press publishers) and 13 (an obligation for platform hosts to filter user-uploaded content to prevent copyright issues). Both of these have been adopted by the Legal Affairs committee and are thus likely to be part of the directive once it has been adopted...."