ADOPTION OF THE EU COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE
The European Parliament adopted the Copyright Directive proposal on Wednesday 12th September by 438 votes in favour, 226 against and 39 abstentions. The final text of the Directive can be found here.
A survey published by Harris Institute showed that 82% of Europeans were in favour of EU intervention on this topic.
This is a decisive step, with the perspective of a definitive vote after the trialogue that will take place in the coming months.
The text that was adopted today will be discussed by three actors: the European Parliament, the European Commission (the Government of Europe) and the Council of Europe (where all countries are represented). These three actors will have to agree on the final version of the text. It should take a few months. This is called the trialogue.
In the end, the final text will be adopted by the European Parliament and transposed in each European country!
We must remain mobilised and continue to fight for this text that will make history.
Tech giants might not be paying their share of due taxes in Europe, but for now they will have to pay creators and artists.