German copyright bill adopted by Bundesrat still excludes news snippets

The upper house of Germany's legislature has adopted a bill that gives publishers exclusive commercial right to their content

By Loek Essers, IDG News Service |  Networking

The Commission is studying whether the bill should have been presented to other E.U. member states before adoption. If so, then it will give the member states a chance to comment, possibly delaying the bill's signing into law by up to 18 months.

Loek is Amsterdam Correspondent and covers online privacy, intellectual property, open-source and online payment issues for the IDG News Service. Follow him on Twitter at @loekessers or email tips and comments to loek_essers@idg.com

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