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    • Copyright Directive backed despite wide-spread criticism

      Copyright Directive backed despite wide-spread criticism

      Despite a ferocious campaigning led by tech giants, copyright holders, and digital rights activists for 2 years, the European Parliament has given today its final approval to the Copyright Directive, a controversial package of legislation, aimed at updating copyright enforcement in Europe for the internet age, with Julia Reda, an MEP for the German Pirate Party who led much opposition to the law, saying it marks a “dark day for internet freedom.” .

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    • Google urges MEPs to reconsider copyright law

      Google urges MEPs to reconsider copyright law

      With the European Parliament due to vote this month on the final approval of EU's new Copyright Directive, Google warned that the proposed Digital Single Market rules, specifically Article 13 of the directive, will result in the over-blocking of content and the punishment of smaller publishers more than bigger fish like itself, hurting Europe for "decades to come".

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    • EU agrees on copyright reforms

      EU agrees on copyright reforms

      The European Union's effort to rewrite two-decade old copyright rules and take into account online platforms such as Google's owned YouTube moved a step forward on Friday after the majority of Member States agreed on a common position for talks with lawmakers this week. This happened mostly because France and Germany managed to resolve in time a dispute over whether the reforms should apply to small technology companies, or not.

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