The European Commission recently announced new EU copyright rules which should make it easier for musicians, TV makers and publishers to make money out of their work online.

The new rules require video sites such as YouTube to use technological solutions to automatically detect songs or audiovisual works and either quickly remove them or get authorisation for copyrighted videos.  The aim of this is to strengthen rights holders’ negotiating position.

The new proposals still need to be approved by the European parliament and will take some time to come into force.

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