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European Union adopts controversial copyright reforms

Brussels: -European Union countries on Monday adopted copyright reforms championed by news publishers and the media business, but opposed by US tech giants and internet freedom activists who worry it could chill the sharing of information. The overhaul had triggered unpredented lobbying from supporters, and opponents like Google which makes huge profits from the advertising generated alongside the content it hosts. Romania, which currently holds the rotating EU presidency, said the “balanced text”. (AFP)

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