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EU passes divisive Article 13 copyright law

EU passes divisive Article 13 copyright law

In what should be its final vote on the matter, the European Parliament approved its new, highly controversial copyright rules. While the Copyright Directive is meant to empower creatives and news publishers, the rules are seen by many as over the top and a threat to freedom of expression. The directive has been debated since the EU first voted on it in 2016 , and while the rules are now final, it's likely the debate will continue as the directive is handed down to member states.