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Copyright: MEPs reject tighter rules on taking photos in public

July 8, 2015 - ICT

The EPP’s Antti Timonen tells Jennifer Baker the ‘freedom of panorama’ provision in EU copyright law will remain in place. This provision allows people to take and publish photos of buildings and artwork displayed in public places, without needing permission from the original designer or owner. Timonen says a handful of French liberals had called for the exception to be scrapped across the EU, but most MEPs rejected their proposals.

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