The copyright directive that the European Parliament adopted in March (“the Directive”) won final approval from the European Council last month. Member states have two years to integrate its requirements into their own national law. The amendments—especially Article 17—stand in sharp contrast to U.S. internet governance laws and the EU’s existing copyright directive. Article 17, for example, would impose liability on sites that host copyright-infringing user-generated material, mandating that the sites proactively remove.. Read More