On the 26th March the European Parliament voted to pass ‘The copyright directive in the digital single market.’
But what may sound like an innocuous piece of bureaucracy, has actually proved highly controversial. On the weekend preceding the vote, around 100,000 people took to the streets across Europe to protest the new law.
Lawmakers claim the directive will protect the rights of online creators, but opponents say it’s unintended consequence will be to restrict freedom of speech.
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