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[PRESSWIRE] Brussels – 26 March, 2019 -- After two and a half years of debate and regulatory scrutiny, MEPs adopted the controversial EU copyright reform today, Tuesday, 26th May paving the way for a healthier digital ecosystem for press publishers, creators, users and platforms.


[PRESSWIRE] Brussels – 14 March, 2019 -- In the week that Spotify has launched an EU competition case against Apple for imposing unfair and discriminatory conditions on competing services in its app-store, European Publishers Council Chairman and CEO of de Persgroep, Christian Van Thillo, highlights that this same challenge is also faced by news publishers offering apps for media consumers.

[PRESSWIRE] Brussels – 26 February, 2019 -- The European Parliament’s JURI (Legal Affairs) committee took a democratic step closer to achieving a copyright that is fit for the digital age when it voted today in favour of the text agreed in Trilogue.

[PRESSWIRE] Brussels – 18 February, 2019 -- The European Publishers Council (EPC) welcomes the UK Parliament’s newly-published report “Disinformation and ‘Fake News’ by the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Committee which calls for clear legal liabilities to be established for tech companies to act against harmful or illegal content on their sites.

[PRESSWIRE] BRUSSELS - 05 July 2018 -- Today in Strasbourg, MEPs voted to obstruct a crucial EU Copyright Reform from progressing to the final legislative stage, succumbing to an intense lobby of MANIPULATIVE anti-copyright campaigners, US internet giants and vested interests who benefit from stealing and monetising publishers’ valuable content.

[PRESSWIRE] London, United Kingdom - 28 June, 2018 -- Ardent anti-copyright radicals, US Internet giants and vested interests, that commercially benefit from freeriding on publishers’ valuable content, continue to wage a loud and misleading campaign against a proposed EU copyright reform that is working its way through the EU legislative process.

[PRESSWIRE] London, United Kingdom - 25 June, 2018 -- The controversial EU copyright reform and what you need to know: The copyright package includes the proposal for a Publisher’s neighbouring Right. In 2016, the European Commission proposed a new copyright directive to create “modern EU copyright rules for European culture to flourish and circulate”which included a proposal for a neighbouring right for publishers, designed to protect publishers’ investment in the production of news publications and to help them control the systematic scraping of their content without permission or remuneration. On 20 June, the JURI committee adopted its report supporting the introduction of a Publisher’s Right.

[PRESSWIRE] London, United Kingdom - 20 June, 2018 -- Today, Europe’s news and magazine publishers EMMAENPAEPC and NME applaud the European Parliament for making a crucial stand for the future of a free, independent press, for the future of professional journalism, for the future of fact-checked content, for the future of a rich, diverse and open Internet and, ultimately, for the future of a healthy democracy.

 [PRESSWIRE] TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 5, 2018 -- Municode, ( the nation's leading legal codifier, announced the acquisition of Municipal Code Online, a cutting-edge software development company headquartered in Utah. Municipal Code Online brings with it a cloud-based software that enables government workers to draft new legislation and instantly update their online municipal codes of ordinances.

[PRESSWIRE] Brussels, Belgium - 25 May, 2018 -- The European Magazine Media Association (EMMA), the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA), the European Publishers’ Council (EPC) and News Media Europe (NME) welcome the fact that the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the Council called for the introduction of an exclusive right for press publishers in EU copyright law today.