THE EUROPEAN Parliament has resisted siren calls from lobbyists to unstitch the compromise struck last year in the EU Council of Ministers over private copying rights in the proposed digital copyright directive. Although MEP's voted to strengthen the legal guarantees held by copyright holders by insisting that copies should not be made for even indirect commercial gain, the European Commission has declared that it is satisfied with the changes made in the parliament's second reading of the directive. It has said that it now expects the law ...

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