A YouTube campaign which falsely claims internet users and music-makers will suffer under the European Commission’s (EC) new copyright proposals has been slammed by digital music experts and the EC itself.
YouTube is spreading misinformation about the European Copyright Directive ‘in a direct attempt to subvert the democratic process’, PRS for Music’s chief executive Robert Ashcroft has warned.
Music-makers and rightsholders are a step closer to achieving fairer pay for their work online, as Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) vote to approve the Copyright Directive and close damaging legal loopholes.
Robert Ashcroft, PRS for Music’s chief executive, has hit out at major internet service providers which claim the EU Copyright Directive will ‘lead to the end of the internet as we know it’.
Lord Michael Grade has urged the European Parliament to take action in favour of creators ahead of a crucial vote on copyright in Europe tomorrow (Wednesday).
Organisations from across the UK music industry have united to call on European Members of Parliament (MEPs) to secure music's future online - get involved.
MEPs voted on the Copyright Directive in Strasbourg today and failed to authorise a final text for passage into law.
We debunk the myths and misinformation swamping Twitter as the internet's biggest brands mobilise to lobby MEPs ahead of a crucial vote on copyright law.
Trade body UK Music has led a delegation including PRS for Music's John Mottram to Brussels in a united show of force to back proposed changes to EU copyright law.
UK Music is urging British MEPs to protect music-makers and the wider industry by backing crucial changes to copyright law.