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The EU Council accepted the directive on copyright on the Internet — Rambler News Service


The EU Council accepted the directive directed to toughening of control of copyright compliance at placement of content on Internet platforms. It is reported on the website of Council. "Council accepted today the directive which brings the law on copyright into a modern look to lay a way to the real uniform digital market" — it is noted in the message. According to new rules, Internet platforms will have to sign contracts with owners before placement of content to transfer them funds for use of materials. Besides, the rights of media for remuneration from Internet platforms which publish at themselves their materials are registered in new norms. Restrictions do not extend to small Internet platforms and also to the noncommercial websites, such as Wikipedia. This rule also does not belong to placement of hyperlinks to original materials. In the European Union opposed toughening of the law on protection of copyright large the Internet of corporation, in particular, as Google on which the European Commission imposed on March 20 a penalty of €1.49 billion for abuse of a dominant position in the online advertizing market. In July, 2018 the EC fined Google €4.3 billion for use of illegal methods on promotion of the applications on smartphones on Android OS and obliged the American Internet corporation to grant to users of such devices the right to choose what browser and the searcher they want to use by default. At the same time in Russia Google refused preset of the appendices on Android smartphones within the settlement agreement from FAS approved by court in 2017. Within the agreement the American corporation refused exclusivity of the applications and services on devices which use its Android mobile operating system.

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