Copyright on the Internet – level 1
The European Parliament passes a new law. It is about copyright reforms. It makes big changes for technology companies.
The law says that Internet sites need to pay to show another organisation’s work. This means that a news site has to pay to show news from another news organisation.
The law also says that Internet companies need to watch their users. If their users break the law, the companies get in trouble.
Critics do not like this. They say that this can stop creativity on the Internet. They say that people cannot say what they think after this.
Difficult words: copyright reform (a copyright law change – copyright is when you protect a person’s ideas so another person cannot easily copy them), user (a person who uses or goes on a website), break the law (do something which the law says you must not do).
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