Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers EU Copyright Directive vote: Articles 11 and 13 approved

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers EU Copyright Directive vote: Articles 11 and 13 approved

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The European Parliament has voted in favor of the Copyright Directive, a controversial piece of legislation intended to update online copyright laws for the internet age. The directive was originally rejected by MEPs in July following criticism of two key provisions: Articles 11 and 13, dubbed the “link tax” and “upload filter” by critics. However,…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers ‘Disastrous’ copyright bill vote approved

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers ‘Disastrous’ copyright bill vote approved

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The changes could put an end to user-generated content, warn critics A committee of MEPs has voted to accept major changes to European copyright law, which experts say could change the nature of the internet. They voted to approve the controversial Article 13, which critics warn could put an…