U.K. Set to Adopt E.U. Copyright Directive

Law360, New York (October 16, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The British Parliament is expected to adopt the European Union Copyright Directive some time this month, Reuters reported Thursday.

The law, which will be enacted nearly a year past the E.U. deadline, was stalled in part by opposition from civil liberty advocates and the music industry. Consumer advocates argued that the law traded consumer freedoms intellectual property rights, whereas the music industry expressed concern that the law did not go far enough to crack down on piracy.

Under the law, frequently compared with the U.S. Digital...
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