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EU approves tougher copyright rules in blow to Google, Facebook

EU approves tougher copyright rules in blow to Google, Facebook

Google will have to pay publishers for news snippets and Facebook filter out protected content under new copyright rules aimed at ensuring fair compensation for the European Union's $1tn creative industries.

Journalists urge EU to resist lobbying by tech giants

Journalists urge EU to resist lobbying by tech giants

Top journalists called on the EU Tuesday to resist intense lobbying by Internet giants to gut a law which would force them to pay for the news content they pick up.

EU parliament approves copyright law in blow to big tech

EU parliament approves copyright law in blow to big tech

The European Parliament on Wednesday approved a controversial EU copyright law that hands more power to news and record companies against internet giants like Google and Facebook.

EU copyright war 'a shame', says big tech lobby

EU copyright war 'a shame', says big tech lobby

Tech giants and open-internet activists, not always natural bedfellows, are fighting a proposed copyright law that returns for approval at the European Parliament on Wednesday.

EU Parliament rejects controversial copyright law

EU Parliament rejects controversial copyright law

The European Parliament rejected Thursday a highly controversial EU copyright law proposal that has pitted Beatles legend Paul McCartney against internet giants and the creators of Wikipedia.

Google book-scanning project clears last legal hurdle

Google book-scanning project clears last legal hurdle

Google's massive book-scanning project cleared its final legal hurdle Monday as the US Supreme Court denied an appeal contending it violates copyright law.

Internet hyperlinks do not infringe copyright, EU court advised

Internet hyperlinks do not infringe copyright, EU court advised

A link to a website which publishes photos without authorisation of the author does not in itself constitute a copyright infringement, an adviser to Europe's top court said on Thursday.

Hollywood studios in Australia take action against pirate site

Hollywood studios in Australia take action against pirate site

Leading Hollywood movie studios joined forces Thursday to launch legal action in an Australian court against a piracy website ...