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Swedish Music Industry Views as European Union Countries Work on Drafting Home Laws for Enacting EU Copyright Directive

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This article examines the Copyright Directive and music-industry structure issues through the lens of Sweden, which has both a robust music business and a strong technology sector, two divergent perspectives in the development of the directive.

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The European Union passed its new Copyright Directive in 2019. Within the mandate set out by the provisions of the directive, each EU member nation has two years to enact legislation for it in their own countries. This article examines the Copyright Directive and music-industry structure issues through the lens of Sweden, which has both a robust music business and a strong technology sector, two divergent perspectives in the development of the directive. Stan Soocher, Editor-in-Chief of our LJN sibling newsletter Entertainment Law & Finance conducted the interviews that appear in this article, in Stockholm at the offices of the featured executives.

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