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Breaking: EU Copyright Directive Passes

Accepted submission by Anonymous Coward at 2018-09-12 13:22:05 from the Get a Load of EU dept.
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Controversial new copyright laws have been approved by members of the European Parliament. [bbc.co.uk] The legislation had been changed since July when the first version of the copyright directive was voted down. Critics say it remains problematic. Many musicians and creators claim the reforms are necessary to fairly compensate artists. But opponents fear that the plans could destroy user-generated content, memes and parodies. [polygon.com]

Are EU citizens ready for the link tax and upload filter? [theverge.com]


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