Episode 19 – Copyright & Brexit: How Will Article 15 of the EU Copyright Directive Affect Publishers and Platforms?
By Latham & Watkins
Under Article 15 of the EU’s Copyright Directive, “information society service providers” must compensate “publishers of press publications” for the use of news articles, photos, and video. Translation: social media companies and search engines will need to pay up when users access news through their platforms. Yet, exactly how this transformation of the online news businesses is to take place remains to be seen. Will short excerpts and links count? Can search engines and platforms get around this provision by imposing their own terms? How can publishers begin to take advantage of Article 15? In this episode of Connected With Latham, London partner Deborah Kirk speaks with Paris partner Adrien Giraud and London associate Elva Cullen about the future of Article 15 and what press publishers and online service providers can do to navigate the changing landscape of online news. This podcast is provided as a service of Latham & Watkins LLP. Listening to this podcast does not create an attorney client relationship between you and Latham & Watkins LLP, and you should not send confidential information to Latham & Watkins LLP. While we make every effort to assure that the content of this podcast is accurate, comprehensive, and current, we do not warrant or guarantee any of those things and you may not rely on this podcast as a substitute for legal research and/or consulting a qualified attorney. Listening to this podcast is not a substitute for engaging a lawyer to advise on your individual needs. Should you require legal advice on the issues covered in this podcast, please consult a qualified attorney. Under New York’s Code of Professional Responsibility, portions of this communication contain attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each representation. Please direct all inquiries regarding the conduct of Latham and Watkins attorneys under New York’s Disciplinary Rules to Latham & Watkins LLP, 885 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022-4834, Phone: 1.212.906.1200