Coreper agrees common position on text of draft DSM Directive

Compromising on copyright issues … a stable equilibrium?After months of discussion, yesterday the Council’s permanent representatives committee (Coreper) agreed a common position on the text of the draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (DSM Directive).The text thus approved will serve as a mandate for the presidency of the Council [currently Bulgaria, but Austriaas of 1 July] to start negotiations with the European Parliament, once this has also agreed its own position.As readers may know, following the proposal for a DSM Directive by the EU Commission [on which see Katposts here]the Council and the European Parliament are now the EU institutions tasked with adopting the draft directive and making it EU law [if you wish to learn more about how the EU law-making process works, click here].So, what are the key points of the text agreed within Coreper, particularly with regard to the provisions that have attracted the most…

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