European Parliament approves controversial Copyright Directive

Tuesday 26 March 2019 - Today the European Union’s Copyright Directive was approved in a decisive vote by the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Reacting to the vote in the European Parliament, Jim Killock, executive director of Open Rights Group said:

“This is a very bad day for free expression, for copyright and democracy. Millions of people have voiced their opposition and thousands have protested against it. If copyright filters go ahead, large numbers of mistaken takedowns will impact what we do and say online. The EU Parliament has made a serious error of judgement here. We will go on doing everything we can to stop this being the disaster it promises to be.”

ENDS

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