Online piracy

Copyright rules adopted

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New European Union rules which hold tech firms responsible for material posted without copyright permission that were voted in last month have now been adopted by EU countries.

"The new rules ensure adequate protection for authors and artists, while opening up new possibilities for accessing and sharing copyright-protected content online throughout the European Union," the European countries said.

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