Standing firm

March 9, 2001

The European Parliament has resisted calls from lobbyists to unstitch the compromise that was struck over academic copying rights in the proposed digital copyright directive last year at the European Union Council of Ministers.

The European Commission said it was satisfied with the changes made in the parliament's second reading of the directive.

However, MEP's voted to ensure that copyright should be protected when copies are made for ends that are "directly or indirectly commercial".

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