EU negotiators have reached an agreement on new copyright rules. 

The new rules will mean that Google and other online platforms will need to sign licensing deals with rights holders such as musicians and journalists to use their work online, Reuters and others reported

Platforms such as YouTube will need filters that would keep copyrighted materials from being uploaded.

“Copyright reform needs to benefit everyone - including European creators and consumers, small publishers and platforms. We’ll be studying the final text of the EU copyright directive and it will take some time to determine next steps,” Google Europe tweeted. Google has pushed back against the negotiated moves.

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