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European Parliament approves unpopular Link Tax and mandatory content filtering in its final vote on the Copyright Directive
Despite massive public outcry and opposition from dozens of experts and academics the European Parliament failed to even allow a vote on amendments
Despite massive public opposition, the European Parliament has rubber-stamped a Link Tax and Censorship Machines
Will you join Internet users across the EU to stop the Internet from becoming the "filternet" thanks to the unpopular Article 13?
The new EU Copyright Directive is almost upon us and here’s what you can do to stop Articles 11 and 13
We are only a few days from the finalized text of the EU Copyright Directive and this is our last chance to make some noise to stop the toxic Link Tax and Censorship Machines. Join us!
OpenMedia joins 53 other organizations in signing a letter urging EU Deputy Ambassador to reject obligatory or voluntary content filters (censorship machines) and the link tax in the ongoing trilogue negotiations.
After the mid-September vote, when Parliament approved both the Link Tax and copyright upload filters, the finish line for the problematic legislation is in sight.
MEPs narrowly approved, despite citizens' and experts' concerns, supporting dangerous copyright proposals that will fundamentally change the Internet as we know it
Today, the European Parliament sided with Internet users and voted to reject the proposed copyright proposal, which includes the dangerous Link Tax and Censorship Machine provisions.
In a major blow to the open Internet, the vote supports push for a link tax and censorship machines that will have a global impact
This is our one last chance to convince key decision makers to side with European Internet users and shut down a misguided plan to build censorship robots to monitor and block our content online.
Content filtering, bots scanning for copyrighted content and then blocking what they find, will seriously harm creativity in Europe. That's why artists are joining together to speak out against it.
Deals between companies and governments working together to automate acceptable content online are too common. Whilst content filtering is being proposed in EU copyright law, in other situations it's all wrapped up in a closed door agreement.
Help us research who will be hurt by the plans for a link tax and mass content filtering to make a difference in stopping censorship.
From Net Neutrality to proposed mandatory content filtering in the EU, 2017 was a big year for Internet advocates. What's next in 2018?
Decision makers are looking to content filtering and algorithms as the solution to all social problems manifested on the web. But they are not the easy fix that they are presented to be.
Three countries are using the European Council to put dangerous pro-censorship amendments into the already controversial Copyright Directive.