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MEPs’ copyright vote could give big boost to earnings of music creators

Tech giants like Google sharing music for free has had ‘catastrophic’ effect on industry income levels, says Imro chief

24th March, 2019
Eleanor McEvoy, chair of Imro

MEPs will this week cast a final vote on whether to introduce the European Union’s copyright directive. This directive would make tech platforms responsible for any copyright infringement by users. The Irish Music Rights Organisation (Imro). has called on MEPs to support its introduction.

Allowing technology companies to share creative work online for free is destroying the music industry, according to Eleanor McEvoy, chair of Imro.

“We should be paid when they use...

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