Copyright Directive Changes Approved by European Parliament

The European Parliament approved the highly disputed amendments to the EU Copyright Directive, which are supposed to update the copyright law in EU for the Internet age we are currently going through, says Julia Reda

EU MEPs voted for the changes underlined in the Copyright Directive Articles 11 and 13 which, according to its opponents, could mean the end of the Internet as we know because they're acting as automated censorship filters and link taxes.

According to them, Article 11 will force search engines to pay a direct tax to media organizations for directly linking to the information published in their articles, while Article 13 requires tech giants to create automated algorithms designed to monitor and prevent copyright infringements.

Opponents of the Article 11 amendment say that the Commision is actually targeting companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest which are kno... (read more)

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