PRS for Music notes that after “years of debate, working alongside our industry partners to emphasise the importance of protecting creators’ intellectual property”, the European Parliament has passed the final Copyright Directive text to update copyright laws for the digital age.
Robert Ashcroft, Chief Executive of PRS for Music, said:
“This is about creating a fair and functioning market for creative works of all kinds on the Internet. It’s about making sure that ordinary people can upload videos and music to platforms like YouTube without being held liable for copyright – that responsibility will henceforth be transferred to the platforms.
“This is about modernising the Internet and it’s a massive step forward for consumers and creators alike.” To read PRS for Music’s statement on its website, click here.