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EU copyright law receives final approval

More than 2.5 years after the European Commission proposed it, the directive on copyright was given the final approval by member states in the Council of the EU on Monday. The text of the directive was the subject of intense debate and lobbying, with fears that the rules, meant to protect creators, could inadvertently stifle free speech. EU countries have two years to transpose the directive into national law.

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