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NEAR TRUTHS: THE KYNCL-LOUSADA DANCE HAS BEGUN
This oughta be interesting... (9/30a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
RAP EDITION
Michael and Kyle find a feast of hip-hop to chew on. (9/30a)
CHART FINAL: VERANO INVADES FALL
Like a broken record... which it is, figuratively speaking. (9/30a)
HITS LIST: COUNTDOWN
TO ECSTASY
We enter the month that was once known as Rocktober. (9/30a)
HIS OWN ARCHITECT:
THE STEVE LACY BUZZ
It was a surprisingly easy "Habit" to break. (9/30a)
GRAMMY SEASON
New categories! New rules! New WTF!
THE BIG DEAL
It's the one you didn't see coming.
RAID AT MAR-A-LAGO
"Who took my passports?"
HITS' 36TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Allow us to apologize in advance.
Blighty Beat
EU APPROVES COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE
3/26/19

The EU Copyright Directive will now move forward to the implementation stage after the majority of Members of the European Parliament voted to approve the bill in a plenary vote today. YouTube will soon be required to secure licenses from rights holders.

Once ratified by the EU28 in the Council of the EU in coming weeks, it becomes law when published in the EU Official Journal. This triggers a 24-month deadline for governments to transpose it nationally.

It means that user-upload platforms like YouTube will now be required to secure a license from rights holders, or ensure that no unauthorised content is available on the platform. The Directive includes a “stay down” provision requiring platforms to keep unlicensed content down.

Music trade bodies welcomed the news.

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