2019 - Copyright in the Digital Single Market

The Directive establishes a new EU standard of proportionate remuneration for authors and performers allowing them to share in the economic success of their works. It also includes unwaivable provisions strengthening authors’ right to information on the exploitation of their works, a contract adjustment mechanism and a right of revocation. The Directive is mostly known for having created an obligation for online content - sharing platforms to obtain an authorisation from rightsholders.

The legislative text: 2019/790/EU.