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On March 26th, the European parliament has backed the new and much discussed EU copyright law. One main change is that internet platforms that offer users to upload their own content are now responsible of the right copyright permission for this material. While the law’s aim is to protect creators' rights to get paid fairly for their work, one major implication is that anything posted on the internet will be subject to censorship, so opponents of the bill say this will stifle freedom and creativity on online mediums. This might especially affect unsigned artists and parodies.

But what does Article 13 actually mean? When will it be implemented and would it need to be changed so that artists get their share, but the freedom of internet is not affected? Find out in this episode of “Hello, Audio!” where Helen discusses this with Felix Stang, associate partner at the law firm Raue in Berlin in the area of copyright and media law; Micki Meuser, composer and music producer from Berlin; and Steffen Holly (Sholly), leader of the business unit Media Management and Delivery of the Fraunhofer Institute.

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