Bad news about , the copyright directive (which includes Art 13) has passed the council of ministers.

Interesting footnote: if the UK gov had simply abstained (or voted against), the directive would not have passed. Britain represents enough population to form a blocking minority.

However, the British government voted in favour.

The law can still be stopped in the European courts (which is what happened to the data retention directive), but this is much messier and more difficult.

@switchingsocial Just goes to how that BrExit was not enough. It only provides the British with a capability to change their government democratically, outside of the Brussels yoke, but the people may not take the chance. If they don't, then they might as well stay slaved to EU.


This is a discussion of Article 13.

Please don't try to tack your own political agenda onto this thread.

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