UK not to implement EU's copyright directive after Brexit

UK Universities and Science Minister Chris Skidmore has announced that the controversial Copyright Directive (EU) 2019/790 will not become part of the UK legislation once Brexit becomes effective. Despite UK being among the EU countries that initially backed the reform, Skidmore clarified that "the Government has no plans" to implement the latter within the deadline of June 7th, 2021. Prime Minister Boris Johnson had already branded the Directive "as terrible for the internet".

01/27/2020 | Copyright