Julia Reda – Showdown on upload filters and the link tax on September 12: These are the options in front of MEPs

Before the summer, the European Parliament decided to rethink its position on EU copyright reform plans, including upload filters and a “link tax”, after massive protests.
Consequently, over 200 individual proposals for changes were filed. MEPs will vote on all of them on Wednesday, September 12.

Some background what is happening:

The future is here today: you can’t play Bach on Facebook because Sony says they own his compositions


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    European Parliament endorses upload filters and “link tax”

    The European Parliament today finalised its position on copyright reform. It voted to make nothing but cosmetic changes to the controversial plans for upload filters and a “link tax”.

    Today’s decision is a severe blow to the free and open internet. By endorsing new legal and technical limits on what we can post and share online, the European Parliament is putting corporate profits over freedom of speech and abandoning long-standing principles that made the internet what it is today.

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    EU approves controversial Copyright Directive, including internet ‘link tax’ and ‘upload filter’

    Those in favor say they’re fighting for content creators, but critics say the new laws will be ‘catastrophic’

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    European MPs vote in favor of controversial copyright laws

    The ruling could change the internet forever.


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