Updates to Google’s Services in Czechia in Light of the Czech Transposition of the European Copyright Directive

Updates to Google’s Services in Czechia in Light of the Czech Transposition of the European Copyright Directive

The European Copyright Directive, which is being implemented by countries in the European Union, gives new rights to news publishers online while ensuring that consumers can continue to freely access information through online platforms. The Directive allows search engines such as Google to freely link to and use “very short extracts” of press publishers’ content. The law also creates new rights for publishers when longer previews of their content are displayed online – but without defining what exactly a very short extract or a longer preview is.

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