The EU parliament legal affairs committee recemt;u voted to approve a new copyright directive giving authors, performers and songwriters much more control over how their work appears online. The directive would require online platforms to pro-actively manage their platforms so that creators could decide when and if their content appears on digital platforms and under what financial terms.
This does not make Google/YouTube very happy because currently they enjoy an massive subsidy from creators because they essentially use whatever they want whenever they want. As usual they claim that it is their “users” who are doing the infringing. Not Google. Never mind that Google is making billions slinging ads against all this unlicensed content.