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Will EU copyright overhaul 'break' the internet?

Sep 14, 2018 - 5:37 PM

The most contested aspect of the bill, Article 13, will require content sharing sites to deploy tools that harshly filter out copyrighted material from user posts

EU. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivers his State of the Union speech at the European Parliament on September 12, 2018 in Strasbourg, eastern France. Photo by Frederick Florin/AFP


EU parliament approves copyright law in blow to big tech

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:55 PM

(UPDATED) Members of European Parliament (MEPs) meeting in the French city of Strasbourg voted 438 in favor of the measure, 226 against, with 39 abstentions

EU copyright war 'a shame,' says big tech lobby

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:38 PM

Taxing content indexing services by Google may have a negative net effect on the diversity of content and perspectives shown on the platform, says tech lobbyist

PUSHBACK. Siada el-Ramly, Director General of The European Digital Media Association (EDiMA), a lobby group for the tech sector, gives an interview with Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Brussels on September 10, 2018. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP


Europe's news agencies blast Google, Facebook for 'plundering' content

Sep 04, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Critics, however, say that the new proposed copyright law in Europe may restrict the usage of memes and remixes by everyday internet users who often use content without securing the rights


EU Parliament rejects copyright law in win for US tech giants

Jul 05, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The draft law is resisted by major US tech giants as well as advocates of internet freedom, with some campaigners warning it could even spell the end of viral 'memes' or jokes.

Wikipedia down in several countries in EU law protest

Jul 05, 2018 - 2:50 PM

In Spain, Italy and Poland, an explanatory protest statement about the upcoming vote comes up when the online encyclopedia is consulted

WIKIPEDIA. The Wikipedia logo is seen on a tablet screen on December 4, 2012 in Paris. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Google wins long US court battle on book-scanning

Apr 19, 2016 - 4:15 PM

The US Supreme Court junks the petition of the Authors Guild saying that Google Books is covered by fair use under the copyright law

This photo taken on April 11, 2016 shows visitors gathering at Google booth during the 2016 China International Electronic Commerce Expo in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang province.  The on-going China International Electronic Commerce Expo, which is being held in eastern China's Yiwu city from April 11 to 13, has attracted 1,185 e-commerce companies from 12 countries including Canada, France and Germany. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT

Periscope, Meerkat streams of Mayweather vs Pacquiao land copyright blow

May 06, 2015 - 6:12 PM

The Fight of the Century wasn t just available through pay per view as users stream the bout on apps Periscope and Meerkat

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Sweden

Jun 02, 2014 - 9:39 AM

Sunde s arrest on Saturday leads to his serving the sentence for violating copyright laws he received from an appeal court in Sweden in 2010

PIRATE BAY. A file photo dated 16 February 2009 showing file-sharing site Pirate Bay founders Gottfrid Svartholm Warg (L) and Peter Sunde (R). Bertil Ericson/EPA

Wikipedia founder speaks out over student's extradition

Jun 25, 2012 - 8:40 AM

Jimmy Wales launches a petition against the extradition to the United States of a British student who created a website allowing people to watch films and TV shows for free