A vote that the European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs was scheduled to take, on December 8 in Brussels, on the Italian Socialist MEP's Roberto Barzanti report on a draft Directive on copyright in the information society has been put off until a later date. Referring to procedural reasons, several MEPs wanted the vote postponed and it should theoretically now be held on January 20, 1999. The Committee members are required to give their verdict on some 200 amendments to the European Commission's proposal. In a communiqu issued on December 19, GESAC (which represents...

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