The Directive on Copyright is an important piece of European Union legislation designed to modernise copyright for the digital age. Now passed, it will help ensure a fairer deal for those working in the creative sector. But what happens for the UK?

The statutory instrument for copyright and related rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit – which remains a possibility – was last week passed by both houses of parliament. It is expected to be signed into law shortly.

Talks on the EU Copyright Directive have completed with a compromise text and the European institutions now have to adopt the proposal. For the European Parliament, this is currently scheduled as a session on 27 March.