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Ansip: No plans for “hyperlink tax” or harmonised site-blocking

Posted by Sam Frances on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 at 17:14

EU Commissioner Andrus Ansip has confirmed that forthcoming European copyright proposals will not include introduce “ancillary copyright” rules, and will not attempt to harmonise web-blocking laws across the EU.

Ansip: No plans for “hyperlink tax” or harmonised site-blocking

In an interview with Politico, the European Commission Vice President for the Digital Single Market said that there were no plans to require news aggregators and pay publishers for the right to link to their content.

Ansip said that it was too early to tell what lessons would be learned from ancillary copyright laws recently passed in Spain and Germany.

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