One of the aims of the Digital Single Market Strategy adopted by the European Commission is to unify the copyright legislation of the member states of the European Union. In order to realize this aim, a Proposal named the Directive on the Copyright in the Digital Single Market was prepared for the first time in 2016. The Proposal, which was subjected to serious criticism in various respects, in particular the restriction of the freedom of expression of individuals, was adopted by the Council of Europe on 15.4.2019 despite the intense debate. This Directive has led to drastic changes in the legislation of the European Union about copyrights. In this study, these changes will be fried to be evaluated.