EU copyright compromise reached
General IP Issues
2/6/2001; 5:23:17 PM
'The European parliament's legal affairs committee agreed on Monday to compromise on far-reaching amendments proposed to the EU's legislation on copyright....
'"We really need a balance between the different cultural and legal rules in the EU," said Enrico Boselli, the Italian socialist rapporteur on the issue. The committee agreed to keep in place many of the exceptions agreed by EU countries to the copyright rules for institutions such as libraries and universities. But Mr Boselli predicted "the mother of all battles" to get the amendments approved by the entire parliament next week.'