Thursday, 5 July 2018

The European Union controversial copyright law rejected by parliament



A controversial overhaul of the EU's copyright law that sparked a fierce debate between internet giants and content creators has been rejected.

 
The proposed rules would have put more responsibility on websites to check for copyright infringements, and forced platforms to pay for linking to news.


A slew of high-profile music stars had backed the change, arguing that websites had exploited their content.


But opponents said the rules would stifle internet freedom and creativity.


The move was intended to bring the EU's copyright laws in line with the digital age, but led to protests from websites and much debate before it was rejected by a margin of 318-278 in the European Parliament on Thursday.





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