EU governments endorse copyright reform - statement

by Reuters
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 14:45 GMT

BRUSSELS, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Representatives of European Union governments endorsed on Wednesday a deal reached with the EU Parliament on the overhaul of the bloc's copyright rules, the Romanian presidency of the EU said in a statement on Twitter.

Under the reform agreed last week, Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc will be forced to share revenue with the creative industries and remove copyright-protected content on YouTube or Instagram. (Reporting by Francesco Guarascio)

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