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Looming EU copyright rules – tackling Google news article scraping, installing upload filters – under fire from all sides

Andy J

"By removing the requirement to put a date on copyrighted material, it becomes onerous to discover exactly when a such copyright expires."

Since every country in the world now bases the length of copyright protection on the lifetime of the author plus a specified number of years (typically 50, 70 or 100 years) after their death, putting the date when a work was created or published isn't much help in knowing when the copyright expires.

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