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The European Parliament has decided in a vote not to begin negotiations with the European Council and the European Commission on the final wording of the European Union Copyright Directive.


  • Rather than rubber-stamp the text approved in June by the European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee, the directive will be pored over at the next plenary session, scheduled for September.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the vote by the European Parliament on the Copyright Directive.
  • Explains why the MEPs voted the way they did and explains what happens now.

Key questions answered

  • Why were rights holders so upset by the Copyright Directive vote in the European Parliament?
  • What will happen to the Copyright Directive now?

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  • Summary
  • Acrimony and blame after European value gap vote
  • The internet has been saved
  • The difficulty in establishing certainty


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