"Now let's keep up the pressure to make sure we Save Your Internet!".
In Spain, Italy and Poland, an explanatory, protest statement about the upcoming vote came up when the online encyclopeead of the usual web page on whatever celebrity, legal case or historical event users had searched for.
They refused to give Voss a negotiating mandate. But several dozen MEPs drew on the rarely-used Parliament rule number 69c to challenge the committee decision.
"We're talking about the major U.S. platforms like Google and Facebook that have been making huge profits at the cost of European creatives". Civil liberties campaigners and internet companies argued that it would lead to platforms like Youtube censoring uploads and possibly removing an excessive amount of content that they find to be copyright infringement. "We welcomed the support of the government", said Codogno.
Conversely, Open Rights Group leader Jim Killock congratulates the EU Parliament for its recognition that "machine censorship of copyright material is not an easy and simple fix".
The so called "link-tax" (Article 11) would also prevent online content-sharing platforms and news aggregators sharing links without paying for them.
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The online information hub was joined by 70 computer scientists, including creator of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, 169 academics and 145 human rights, press freedom, and scientific research organizations in a letter of condemnation of the proposed law.
But two articles (the 11th and 13th) in the draft sparked criticism among many deputies. "We can not stop the public pressure now". Julia Reda, a Pirate Party MEP who had campaigned against the legislation, wrote on Twitter.
Two weeks ago, European Parliament sent the media world into a frenzy by pushing legislation that threatened to dismantle the internet as we now know it.
The issue will return on the plenary agenda in September.
This also means that the race is on for lobbyists to convince MEPs that are not necessarily experts on copyright or how the internet works.
The passing of GDPR, which was a much tamer regulation in comparison and was highly supported by internet users but not so much by advertising companies, has shown that foreign companies are already on the edge about continuing to support European Union citizens on their sites.