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European Parliament votes for tricky new online copyright laws

European Parliament votes for tricky new online copyright laws

European Parliament votes for tricky new online copyright laws

"Computer says no" – The copyright directive requires upload filters that can stop memes. Image (c) BBC

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly approved strict new rules for online copyright that critics say they make de facto filters for uploading on all but the smallest websites mandatory.

In particular, Members of the European Parliament have renounced Article 11 of the Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market, which allows publishers to require licenses for links, while Article 13 requires platform providers to "take appropriate and proportionate measures" to prevent copyright be violated.

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