EU votes for copyright law that would make internet a 'tool for control'

EU votes for copyright law that would make internet a 'tool for control'

2018/6/21

A European parliament committee has voted for legislation that internet pioneers fear will turn the web into "a tool for surveillance and control".
In a key vote on a draft law to overhaul EU copyright rules, the parliament's legal affairs committee on Wednesday voted for measures that would require the likes of Google and Microsoft to install filters to prevent users from uploading copyrighted materials.
The MEPs voted narrowly for the provision, despite warnings from some of the biggest names in the internet, and civil liberties campaigners, that the law would damage freedom of expression, while entrenching the power of the biggest companies and loading costs on to European startups.
Source: The Guardian



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