EU lawmakers back tentative deal on copyright reform

Protesters take part in a protest in front of the European Parliament, the Members of the European Parliament on a debate on amendment of the EU copyright reforms in Strasbourg, France, March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

STRASBOURG (Reuters) – EU lawmakers approved on Tuesday a tentative agreement on the rewriting of the block in the two-year-old copyright rules, which force Google to pay publishers and artists with their work online.

The European Commission kicked off the process two years ago in an attempt to protect Europe’s cultural heritage and ensure publishers, broadcasters and artists receive a fair compensation from large online companies.

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Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; editing by Philip Blenkinsop

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