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EU copyright reform: “neighbouring rights” at the heart of the debate

The proposal for a EU copyright reform unveiled by the Commission last month could affect the newspaper industry in a big way, due to the introduction of related right for press publishers in relation to the digital use of their content (“neighbouring right” in the Directive’s language or also known as “ancillary right”). This would be an original right and separate from the authors’ one in the digitally published work.
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