Copyright on the Internet – level 2

03-05-2019 07:00

The European Parliament passed a law for copyright reforms. There are some big changes for technology companies.

One part of the law says that Internet sites need to pay other organisations to show their work or writings. This means that a news site needs to pay another news organisation to show its stories on its site.

Another part of the law makes companies responsible for their users’ actions. If their users make copyright infringements, the companies get in trouble. Critics say that doing this is difficult for technology companies, and they worry that this will stop online creativity and free speech.

Difficult words: copyright reform (a change to law for copyright – the protection of a person’s ideas so someone else cannot easily copy them), copyright infringement (copying a person’s ideas without permission or without paying money), free speech (when you can say what you think).

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