POLICY & LAW
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EUROPE’S NEW COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE
The fight over the European internet is just getting started
By James Vincent and Russell Brandom Sep 13, 2018, 2:14pm EDT
Yesterday, the European Parliament approved amendments to the controversial Copyright Directive, a piece of legislation intended to update copyright for the internet age. Few pieces of legislation have polarized Europe this much in recent years. Critics said the vote heralded the death of the internet, while supporters congratulated themselves for saving the livelihoods of starving artists and giving US tech giants a poke in the eye.