Last night the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council finally agreed the text of the long-awaited draft Copyright Directive. This followed a breakthrough compromise on the liability of platforms for making available user-uploaded content (Article 13). See our earlier blog of yesterday.
The next step will be a vote in the EU Parliament on the agreed text and, assuming it is passed, then it will be published in the Official Journal of the EU. Member States will then have 24 months to implement the new Directive. It remains to be seen whether the UK will be subject to that obligation – which depends on when and how the UK exits the EU.
Once the official agreed text has been published we will report on the detail. In the meantime, you can read the Commission’s Press Release here and the EU Parliament’s Press Release here.