On 13 February, the EU institutions reached political agreement on the controversial proposed Copyright Directive. Tech giants such as Google and Facebook will be required to share revenue with artists and journalists to ensure a fair remuneration for their works. To allow freedom of expression, GIFs and memes are permitted. Parliament issued a press release praising the compromise agreement. Once the political agreement is formally adopted by Council and Parliament, Member States will have two years in which to transpose the Directive into their national laws.

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