The Copyright Directive has been adopted Monday, which implies that online platforms are responsible for the content uploaded by users and journalists have to receive a share of the copyright revenues earned by their publishers.

It wants to ensure that the Internet remains a free space of expression and will strengthen the chances of rights holders (musicians, screenwriters, press publishers, interpreters) to negotiate better payment arrangements for the use of their works when they are loaded onto Internet platforms.

The most affected by this decision will be Facebook, You Tube, Google News.

EU Member States will have to implement this reform nationwide within two years.