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Fervently backing the law are traditional media and content providers -- including AFP -- in urgent search of revenue at a time when so much can be seen online for free.
The Legal Affairs Committee had proposed that the EU modernize its copyright laws so they made more sense in the modern age, but critics said it would force websites to screen users' posts.
According to Deutsche Welle, the proposed law will enforce new regulations for content and direct IT companies to regulate what users upload.
In the case of original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the 60-year period is counted from the year following the death of the author, according to the Copyright Act, 1957.