Commission proposes new copyright rules

The European Commission has published a set of proposals to modernise copyright rules. They aim to increase cultural diversity and content available online, while bringing clearer rules for all online players. The proposals, announced on the occasion of President Jean-Claude Juncker’s 2016 State of the Union address, have three main priorities: to offer better choice and access to content online and across borders; to improve copyright rules on research, education and inclusion of disable people; and to create a fairer and sustainable marketplace for creators and press. However, the rules may have an impact on the way online services, such as video-on-demand and news aggregators, handle copyrighted material.