BFF-51 EU parliament approves copyright law in blow to big tech

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EU parliament approves copyright law in blow to big tech

STRASBOURG, France, Sept 12, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – The European Parliament on
Wednesday approved a controversial EU copyright law that hands more power to
news and record companies against Internet giants like Google and Facebook.

Backing the draft were traditional media, in urgent search of revenue at a
time when web users no longer turn to TV or newspapers and advertising
revenue is siphoned away by internet platforms.

MEPs meeting in the French city of Strasbourg voted 438 in favour of the
measure, 226 against, with 39 abstentions.

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