March 26, 2019 / 12:47 PM / a month ago

Google says EU copyright reforms will hurt creative industries

FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London, Britain January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet unit Google said on Tuesday that the Europe Union’s copyright reforms would produce legal uncertainty and hurt the bloc’s creative and digital economies.

A strong opponent of the overhaul, Google said there had been some changes to the European Commission’s proposal but that the details matter. The new rules mean Google will have to pay fair compensation to publishers, artists and musicians.

Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; editing by Philip Blenkinsop

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