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Europe’s controversial ‘link tax’ sent back after member states rebel
2019-01-18T19:52:59Z - Russell Brandom / The Verge
Copyright activists just scored a major victory in the ongoing fight over the European Union’s new copyright rules. An upcoming summit to advance the EU’s copyright directive has been canceled, as member states objected to the incoming rules as too restrictive to online creators. Member states were gathered to approve a new version of the directive drafted by Romania — but eleven countries reportedly opposed the text, many of them citing familiar concerns over the two controversial articles. Member states have until the end of February to approve a new version of the text, although it’s unclear what compromise might be reached. “Keeping up the pressure in the coming weeks will be more important than ever to make sure that the most dangerous elements of the new copyright proposal will be rejected.”

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