The Senate will begin to debate the adjustment of the Buenos Aires coparticipation

The project fixes in $24,500 million annual spending for security in the City, Regarding the transfer of part of the Federal Police to the City Police, agreed through an agreement that was signed between the government of Mauricio Macri and the head of the Buenos Aires government Horacio Rodríguez Larreta in 2016.

The agreement established the transfer of the Superintendencies of Metropolitan Security, Firefighters, Scientific Police, Federal Investigations, Information and Communication Technologies and Federal Aviation.

The text sent to the Senate by the Executive Power now determines that the General Budget of the National Administration for each fiscal year will contemplate the financing of the expenses for those dependencies. The proposal also specifies that the sum will be divided into monthly installments that will be transferred from the National Treasury to the City and that they will be updated on a quarterly basis.

Article four of the new law establishes that the Chief of Staff will adjust the Budget for fiscal year 2020 in order to finance the expenses established in article two in proportion to the time remaining until the end of the current fiscal year.

“As of the entry into force of the present, the Executive Power will make the readjustment of the participation that corresponds to the City”, add the text sent to the upper house.

The project states that This amount will be updated according to an index composed of 80% by the nominal index of the average salary of the Federal Police and 20% by the consumer price index (CPI) prepared by the General Directorate of Statistics and Censuses of the city.

In the videoconference, the senators will also discuss a proposal by Senator Daniel Lovera, from the Frente de Todos, which establishes that the participation that corresponds to CABA by application of the co-participation law is set at a coefficient equivalent to 1.40% on the total amount collected by the levies of that regulation.


Schanzen-Bar “Katzen”: Eight corona cases and one breakdown | – Nachrichten – Hamburg

Stand: 18.09.2020 06:10 Uhr – NDR 90.3

The operator of the “cat” closed the bar voluntarily.

After this Corona outbreak in the “Katzen” bar in Hamburg’s Schanzenviertel is estimated by the authorities of around 600 people who could be affected. 500 of them from almost all Hamburg districts who visited the restaurant on September 5th, 8th or 9th have already been reached, said the spokesman for the social welfare authority, Martin Helfrich. Many are already in quarantine. According to the authority, eight corona tests have so far been positive, half of them on bar employees.

“Some have entered fantasy names”

We are still looking for around 100 bar visitors. Many guests had given incorrect contact details, said Helfrich. “Some put in fantasy names.” An overview of how many of the guests in question were actually infected in the bar will probably only be available in the coming week. The outbreak in the “cat” is not yet reflected in the 46 new infections reported on Thursday in the Hanseatic city.

The authorities call on all persons who have visited the “cat” on September 5th, 8th or 9th after 7pm and have not yet been contacted to immediately to report to the health department on 040 – 42811 1659. Those affected should also voluntarily go into quarantine.

Breakdown admitted

The social authority confirmed on Thursday that there were problems with the Altona health department’s telephone hotline on Wednesday evening. Guests who had reported there after the public call ended up on an overcrowded answering machine that could no longer receive messages. This problem has now been resolved.

Entrance to the bar "cat" in Hamburg's Schanzenviertel.

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Bar closed

Last weekend, the health department became aware of the first cases from the bar in the Schanzenviertel, said Helfrich. The operator closed the restaurant voluntarily. Apparently he had anticipated an imminent closure by the health department.

Discussion of mouth and nose covering for bar employees

According to the information, it was not compulsory for employees to wear a mouth and nose cover. “Mouth and nose covering is mandatory when operating at the desk. When operating behind the counter, wearing a mouth and nose covering is not absolutely necessary if sufficient distance is maintained,” said Helfrich.

Altona’s district office manager Stefanie von Berg said in an interview with the Hamburg Journal on NDR television: “We need a mask requirement for the employees in the bars – regardless of whether they adhere to the distance rules or not.” She appealed to employees to voluntarily wear a mask now. It is still unclear whether the other districts and the Hamburg Senate want to follow this course. The hotel and restaurant association thinks nothing of it: In its view, the distance rules are sufficient.

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Republican package failed, but stimulus check is still alive

Every time the promise of a stimulus check seems like it’s going to die, it rises again because as long as Republicans and Democrats disagree, there will be the idea of ​​that second $ 1,200 grant for families, which will be floating around. experts hope it will give a boost to the economy.

Democrats blocked the $ 500 billion stimulus package proposed by Republicans in the Senate Thursday. The absence of the check in this package is one of the points of contention that could mean that aid does not arrive until November.

The failed Senate vote comes amid requests from Federal Reserve officials and other economists who have said more fiscal assistance is needed to prevent the economy from crashing further this year.

The “skinny” package, as they described it in English, was a very scaled down version of what many Republicans would have liked, based on their August proposals, but it was limited by the more conservative wing.

This package contained $ 250 billion funding for a new round of small business assistance with the Payment Protection Program (PPP), $ 100 billion for schools, and $ 50 billion for the development of vaccines and tests to detect COVID-19. It also included funds to pay an extra $ 300 a week to the unemployed through Dec. 27.

So far, the memorandum signed by President Trump in August draws on FEMA funds, which must be shared to help in the event of natural disasters and which will be exhausted in a few weeks.

For this reason, it is urgent that legislators reach an agreement, so that aid continues to flow.

What Democrats Disapprove of the Republican Package

For Democrats this package falls short, because it lacks a provision in additional funds for state and local governments. They are asking for $ 1 trillion to prevent mass layoffs in the public sector.

Nor does it contain money to guarantee safe elections, an aspect on which both parties agreed.

The minority leader, Senator Chuck Schumer, speaks to the press on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 10, when the Republican stimulus package was voted on. ANNA MONEYMAKER NOW

Democrats also wanted more benefits for the unemployed and help with rents and mortgages.

The stimulus check, which both parties and President Trump supported in package proposals in the summer, is a key aspect of the differences.

So experts believe that if any package is approved before November, it will contain a stimulus check or direct deposit for families.

As long as they are trying to reach an agreement, the check is still alive and in the center of the contest.

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Sarah Moreno covers business, entertainment, and trends in South Florida. She graduated from the University of Havana and Florida International University.


Farah denounced the pressure he received, the opinion of Gil Lavedra and the phrase of Macri

Farah began a crude story about his transfer as a magistrate, from the Federal Chamber of Comodoro Py, he passed to the San Martín justice. He said that it was he himself who requested it, for “personal” reasons, due to the pressure he suffered firsthand for his intervention in the Oil Combustibles case.

The judge recalled that he signed to confirm the accusation against the accused, but changing the legal qualification “for a more appropriate one”, linked to the “tax nature”. “I also voted to revoke the preventive detention because it was not true that they were trying to sell shares in the company without authorization from the judge, which was the reason behind the preventive detention.”

Farah said that since then she suffered “for two months in the media, practically 24 hours a day” criticism of his ruling and disqualifications about his integrity, in addition to attacks and messages through social networks. And he denounced that he did not receive the support of the Magistrates’ Association, who in his opinion decided to “keep silent.”

Farah then recalled that “I was denounced for abuse of authority, prevarication and bribery,” and that this situation generated personal pressure that led him to request the transfer. It should be remembered that later, the Justice determined that he acted in accordance with the law and that no irregularities were found either in his actions or in his assets.

When asked about political pressure, Farah targeted Cambiemos leaders, certain communication media, and the then AFIP lawyer, Ricardo Gil Lavedra, a former UCR deputy.


Without the “Parrilli clause”, the Senate moved forward with the Justice reform

With surprises and tense moments, the ruling party and the opposition met when debating in the plenary session of the Senate the controversial judicial reform promoted by the Government of Alberto Fernández and in which some sectors see an attempt to achieve impunity in cases of alleged corruption.

In the first minutes of today, the Frente de Todos imposed its majority and obtained the half sanction by 40 votes against 26 negative. However, there is no certainty that it will have the necessary support to turn it into law when the Chamber of Deputies submits it to analysis, without a date.

Last night, the president of the Senate Justice and Criminal Affairs Commission, the official from Neuquén Oscar Parrilli, was surprised. He agreed to modify the article that obliged the judges to denounce alleged media pressure and stated that it was “a hook” to discover the leaders of the opposition who are “spokesmen” for some media.

Other changes were also included, such as creating more courts, including one in La Matanza, and positions for federal judges and prosecutors.

The opposition learned about the latest of these modifications and challenged them because they were not included in the original ruling.

The rule was generally approved and not discussed in particular and caused further discomfort in the opposition.

In a virtual session commanded at its opening by the head of the upper house and vice president of the country, former president Cristina Fernández, the opposition denounced that the Executive seeks with this reform to manage the Judicial Power, while from the ruling party they accused the previous Government of Mauricio Macri, of having used Justice to persecute political opponents.

The initiative was referred to Parliament at the end of July by President Alberto Fernández, who then argued that it is necessary to better organize the federal Justice and “overcome the crisis” of “credibility and proper functioning of the federal Justice with criminal jurisdiction.”

“This is one more gear in an entire strategic plan to advance in managing the federal criminal justice system and advance towards a bias of impunity for those who were part of a certain government,” said Senator Laura Rodríguez Machado, from Juntos por el Cambio. The bill was already the target of a protest on August 17 and yesterday a hundred people gathered in a symbolic hug to the Palace of Congress to express their rejection of the reform.

Opponents also criticized that the initiative gives priority to an excessive creation of courts, which would entail an unjustified increase in public spending without achieving the objective of improving the functioning of the Justice. They also pointed out that it does not have the necessary consensus and that it is debated at a time when there are more pressing problems such as the economic crisis.

At the end of the session, a pro-government senator denounced an escrache on Twitter with the publication of the phone numbers of the legislators who supported the law.


Republican stimulus proposal cuts unemployment benefits – CNN

(CNN) –– Senate Republicans formally unveiled Monday their proposal for a new stimulus to the coronavirus pandemic, which includes a $ 400 reduction in improved unemployment benefits. The plan will serve as an initial offer for bipartisan negotiations with Democrats, as Congress tries to respond to the health and economic crisis caused by covid-19.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell noted on Capitol Hill that “the American people need more help.” And he added the Republican proposal will be called the HEALS Act, whose acronym stands for health, financial assistance, liability protection and schools.

The bill will include a variety of components, which Republican senators and the committee chairman announced in a series of speeches Monday night. The measures include liability protections, a second round of direct payments to Americans, and a second round of Check Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans, aimed at helping the most affected small businesses because of the pandemic they can stay afloat.

Perhaps the most controversial immediate aspect of the Republican proposal is that it includes a $ 400 reduction in improved unemployment assistance for jobless Americans, a move that generated a negative response from Democrats.

The plan would reduce federal unemployment benefits – which will expire later this week – from $ 600 to $ 200, as states transition to implement a system that seeks to provide approximately 70% salary replacement for dismissed workers.

“Just like the CARES Act in March, Senate Republicans have created another bold plan to help our nation. So now we need our Democratic colleagues to take their part, too, “McConnell said. And he also asked the legislators of the other party to “put aside partisan obstructions” and “rediscover the sense of urgency that made the CARES Law reach the finish line.”

McConnell has said he hopes that in the next two to three weeks the Senate can bring the new coronavirus relief bill to the House.

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However, Democrats are already unified around their own initial plan: a $ 3 trillion proposal that was passed by the House last May. For his part, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer quickly denounced the Senate Republican stimulus plan, describing it as a “halfhearted and harsh legislative proposal,” which has “too little, too late.” .

“The lack of any urgency, understanding, and empathy for people who need help from Republicans in the Senate has brought us to a very precarious time,” Schumer said.

Initially, the Republican plan was expected to be released last week, but it was delayed amid disputes and resistance.

The upcoming negotiations are expected to be difficult, given that Democrats and Republicans are a long way from each other on the main numbers and specific details in their proposals.

Schumer was especially critical of the reduction in unemployment assistance: “The Republican proposal on unemployment benefits, to put it simply, is unfeasible.” The Senate added that “the idea that we need to dramatically reduce this assistance because workers will stay home otherwise is quite exaggerated.”

What does the proposal include?

Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine outlined on Capitol Hill Monday how the proposed legislation would update and repeat the Check Payment Protection Program.

According to Collins, the plan “would allow the most affected small employers, those whose incomes have decreased by 50% or even more, to receive a second forgiven PPP loan.” Collins added that “to ensure that we are targeting assistance to employers who need help the most, we limit those second loans to small businesses with 300 workers or less.”

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, described what the second round of direct payments to Americans will look like, which will be at the same level as the previous measure. Precisely, he said that the plan “foresees another round of $ 1,200 of payments due to the economic impact for the majority of American adults.”

Republican Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama, chairman of the Appropriations Commission, discussed other key components of the package, including funding for coronavirus testing and education.

“First, $ 16 billion goes for states to increase testing with a particular emphasis on schools, employers, child care centers, and nursing homes. Second, $ 26 billion will go toward the development and distribution of vaccines, therapies, and diagnostics, “Shelby said. “Third, there is $ 105 billion for the educational stabilization fund that seeks to help schools adapt to the circumstances they face, which are extraordinary,” he added.

Shelby also added: “This legislation provides additional funds for K-12 schools to get children back in the classroom at least 50% of the time, which would be a great start.”

Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, outlined the liability protections that will be included in the plan, warning that “without congressional action, the litigation epidemic can potentially sink the various businesses and companies we hope to sustain.” Cornyn said the proposal “will ensure that those who operate in good faith and follow all relevant guidelines cannot be sued out of existence.”

“A starting point”

Republicans also face division within their own ranks, as some senators have been wary of spending additional money as they have worked to draft a proposal, in addition to the billions of pandemic aid that lawmakers have already enacted.

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Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said Monday that he expects “significant resistance” from Republicans to the proposed stimulus bill.

“There is significant resistance to another trillion dollars. The answer to these challenges will not be simply getting money out of Washington, the answer to these challenges will be to get people back to work. And as it stands now, I think several Republicans are likely to oppose this bill and express serious concerns, “he said.

McConnell, after presenting the Republican stimulus proposal, described the plan as “a starting point,” and acknowledged that Democrats will be needed to bring anything to the President’s desk, and that more negotiations are ahead.

“Every bill has to start somewhere. Republicans are a majority in the Senate. This is a starting point. You will have many stories to cover along the way as we have these discussions back and forth across party lines and with the administration, ”he said.

Ian Sloan and Ted Barrett, both from CNN, contributed to this report.


Strong crossing of Martín Lousteau with Cristina: “Don’t tutee me” – News

The Speaker of the Upper House, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and the senator for Together for Change, Martin Lousteau, they staged this Thursday a strong crossing in the session.

The exchange took place in the last section of the call in the venue, at the end of the presentation by the president of the ruling bloc José Mayans, after closing the debate on the DNU package that appeared in the last item on the agenda for the day.

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Then, the vice president gave the turn to Lousteau, who rebuked Mayans’ words and compared him to the former humorist Mario Sanchez. “You cannot treat another legislator badly,” Cristina replied.

Later, she questioned the opposition’s position and recalled that, when she was a minority in the same compound, He had to endure “anything,” including “search warrants.”

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“Regulatory distance,” said the vice president when the opposition legislator approached to recriminate him for the drafting of a voting document at the end of the session, a moment that was not broadcast by the official cameras.

“Regulatory distance? I maintain it, but the chinstrap is needed and not all of us are using it,” Lousteau retorted., referring to the appearances of Fernández de Kirchner without the mask during the sessions.

Instantly, the President of the Senate tried to answer her former Minister of Economy: “Look …” began the leader of the Everyone’s FrontHowever, it was interrupted by the senator: “Don’t tweet me because I’m treating you.”

The dispute broke out after the head of the Together for Change caucus, Luis Naidenoff, requested to record a difference of interpretation in the voting record on the regulation with the oficialismo regarding the required majorities to approve the virtual session protocol.


Health: electronic prescriptions and telecare were approved

The law was approved by unanimous vote in the Senate and authorizes medical, dental, and other prescription or prescription professionals doctors for all health workers legally empowered to do so, in the respective fields of healthcare and pharmaceutical care, public and private.

In addition, the norm that had the green light in the Senate determines that prescription drugs are prescribed in electronic or digital format. they must be dispensed in any pharmacy in the national territory, pharmacy services of health establishments and establishments in the sector that they are duly authorized by the competent authorities.

Likewise, the law approved by the Semnado also determines that those responsible for the control of electronic prescription systems and telecare platforms must “guarantee the custody of virtual professional assistance databases (digital medical records), prescription, dispensing and filing”.

They also have the obligation to “establish the criteria for authorization and control of access to said databases and guarantee the normal operation and strict compliance with the regulations in force in the area.”

The chairman of the Health commission, the radical Mario Fiad, highlighted during the session the consensus achieved for this law in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and declared that “there is no doubt about the progress in regards to digital health” since they narrow “the inequality gaps in order to reach remote areas” because “often the critical factor of distance hinders that access to health”.

Fiad noted observations that “will be salvageable,” he said, in regulations such as those that mention the delivery of drugs in authorized establishments, something that raised concerns for pharmacy associations.


Plasma donation and cystic fibrosis laws passed – News story

The Senate signed into law on Thursday the bill that creates a national campaign to promote the voluntary donation of blood plasma, from recovered coronavirus patients from all over the country.

The initiative of the national deputy of the Front of All, Máximo Kirchner, who was accompanied in the presentation by his counterpart of the PRO, Cristian Ritondo, and approved this Thursday afternoon unanimously in the Senate, grants a special license for two-day dependency donors for each plasma donation they make.

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The new regulation recognizes donors as “outstanding solidarity citizens of the Argentine Republic” and orders the transfer of those patients recovered from Covid-19, fit to be plasma donors and who do not have the means to do it.

With the measure, a National Registry of Recovered Patients of Covid-19 Plasma Donors is also created, whose information must be protected in compliance with Law 25.326 on the Protection of Personal Data.

The law enforcement authority, to be determined by the National Executive Branch, must guarantee that donors meet the eligibility criteria in accordance with the current protocols in force and have expressed their informed consent.

It will also have the function of requiring the jurisdictional health authorities to define the Regional Hemotherapy Centers and / or blood banks that will be responsible for collecting and collecting plasma from patients recovered from Covid-19.

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Cystic fibrosis

The Senate also converted into law the regulation that declares of national interest the fight against cystic fibrosis disease of the pancreas or mucoviscidosis, and establishes the obligation to provide comprehensive coverage to patients for social work and prepaid medical companies.

The project, approved by 64 votes in favor and 3 abstentions of senators from Cambiemos, The burden on these entities is to treat a medical process that is estimated to cost around $ 300,000 per patient per year.

Social work and prepaid medical entities will be responsible for the full coverage of 100 percent of all benefits that are indicated by professional doctors and that people with cystic fibrosis of the pancreas or mucoviscidosis need, within a period of 30 calendar days for non-urgent cases and immediately for urgent ones.

All diagnostic, treatment and monitoring studies will also have 100 percent coverage. that are related to or derive from cystic fibrosis of the pancreas or mucoviscidosis, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of the organs that are affected by the progression of the disease.

These pathologies, maintains the norm, will have the same coverage for psychological and / or psychiatric treatments and a Unique Certificate of Disability will be issued to people with a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis confirmed by the competent authority.

The law also seeks to establish a legal regime for comprehensive protection, health care, work, education, rehabilitation, social security and prevention, so that people with the aforementioned diseases achieve their development and social, economic and cultural inclusion, guaranteeing them from birth comprehensive protection at the diagnostic and medical treatment levels to achieve adequate social integration.

The enforcement authority shall establish norms for the provision of medication and supplies, which will be reviewed and updated every two years (at least) to evaluate applicable pharmacological and technological advances in the therapy of patients.

Regarding work income, the law establishes that cystic fibrosis of the pancreas or mucoviscidosis will not be a cause of impediment to work income, both in the public and private spheres.. They also provide that national information campaigns will be carried out to detect and raise awareness of the disease in order to achieve adequate knowledge in society that allows for greater social integration of patients.

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During the session, the president of the Health Commission, the radical Mario Fiad, regretted that the rule did not go through the review of advisers or the debate in committee, but was directly discussed on tables in the Chamber of Deputies.

Fiad also questioned the intervention of President Alberto Fernández in the debate in the Senate committee, recalling the difference in positions he exhibited on this issue with the Minister of Health, Ginés González García, who had recommended not to approve the regulation as it was.

From the ruling party, Senator José Neder highlighted the “impetus” given to this project by Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner when requesting support for the initiative and pondered that the government and the President “were consistent in recovering the Ministry of Health in the beginning of its management “.

Senator Dalmacio Mera, also from the ruling party, denied differences between the President and González García and clarified that the minister did not raise any discrepancies with the essence of the law.

Electronic prescriptions and telecare in health

The prescription and dispensing of medicines through electronic or digital prescriptions and telecare in health was approved this Thursday by law, in a new special session of the Senate of the Nation, within the framework of the social isolation that governs the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The initiative unanimously approved authorizes medical, dental or other prescription professionals or medical studies to all health professionals legally empowered to prescribe, in the respective fields of public and private healthcare and pharmaceutical care.

Also, determines that prescription drugs in electronic or digital format must be dispensed in any pharmacy in the national territory, pharmacy services of health establishments and health sector establishments authorized.

It also determines that those responsible for the control of electronic prescription systems and telecare platforms must “guarantee the custody of virtual professional assistance databases (digital medical records), prescription, dispensing and filing.”

They must also “establish the criteria for authorization and control of access to said databases and guarantee the normal operation and strict compliance with the regulations in force in the area.”

During the session, the chairman of the Health commission, the radical Mario Fiad, highlighted the consensus reached for this law and declared that “there is no doubt about the progress regarding digital health”, since they narrow “the gaps in inequities to be able to reach remote areas “, because” often the critical factor of distance hinders that access to health “.

Fiad noted observations that “they will be salvageable,” he said, in the regulations, such as those that mention the delivery of drugs in authorized establishments, something that raised concerns for pharmacy associations.


Funding for creation by platforms will still wait

It was a priority for the Élysée. Unanimously, the senators gave the night of Wednesday, July 8 to Thursday, July 9, the green light to the government to transpose the directives on copyright and audiovisual media services (AVMS), which must transform the audiovisual landscape by making foreign platforms contribute to its funding. But the deputies will not be able to vote the text in their turn before their vacation at the end of July, because it is no longer on the agenda, as confirmed by the National Assembly.

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“Time at the Assembly is a scarce commodity, euphemizes Pascal Rogard, the director general of the Society of Dramatic Songwriters (SACD). The agenda has been turned upside down and the directives may not be transposed before September for an application, perhaps at the start of 2021. ” However, time is running out according to him, because the revenues of the platforms increased a lot during the confinement, unlike the television channels, whose advertising revenues fell sharply.

25% of platform revenue

The contribution of the chains to the financing of the creation being proportional to their turnover, the world of the cinema and the audio-visual one worries about a sharp fall of the budget which supports the cinematographic works, or the fictions and documentaries of television . Their hope, with the transposition of the SMA directive, is that the platforms located abroad compensate for the reduction in the contribution of the chains, by devoting 25% of their revenues made on French territory to creation.

This 25% share, wanted by the government, has yet to be negotiated with the platforms. “It will be difficult to make them pay, because they can disguise their figure and have a great power of lobbying with governments”, says media specialist Antoine de Tarlé. “It is complicated for international platforms to pay 25% and to have no rights over the works financed, under French rules for the separation of production and distribution,” notes Pascal Rogard. “It will be difficult to have your cake and eat it, and Netflix’s smile”, he warns.

Reinforcement of French copyright law

The “brush text” transposes several other European texts, including the famous directive on copyright and neighboring law which was so difficult to adopt in the European Parliament.

If the provisions concerning the written press have already been the subject of a law, “This text reinforces the principle of French copyright and proportional remuneration of authors when their works are used by platforms”, sums up Pascal Rogard. “It also gives platforms the obligation to acquire rights to the content broadcast. When the text is transposed, we will be much stronger to sue Facebook if the platform still does not accept to pay for the works it uses. “