Twitch CEO: Europe’s New Copyright Law Could Hurt the Wrong Companies

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Twitch CEO Emmett Shear said a new law in Europe that would hold tech companies responsible for the material published by their users is too vague and make things messy for his firm.

The European Parliament on Tuesday passed a law called the Copyright Directive. Part of the law, Article 13, would make companies liable for copyright infringement by their users starting in 2021. The law stands in stark contrast with current regulations that leave companies mostly immune from what users publish on their services.

At Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech dinner on Tuesday evening in San Francisco, Shear said he’s unsure what this means for Twitch, a popular online streaming service for video game fans that Amazon acquired for $970 million in 2014.


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