European Parliament Approves Controversial Copyright Law; Google Reacts

The European Parliament today voted in favor of a controversial European Union law that seeks fair compensation for copyrighted material, but which has faced opposition over concerns it could be a blow to a free and open internet. Known as the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, it was passed in a 348-274 vote, receiving both support from the creative industries and criticism from tech giants. The first overhaul to copyright rules in nearly 20 years, the…

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