They did it! Those damn dirty apes! [Apologies to Planet of the Apes.]. Yes, the EU passed its controversial Copyright Directive on March 26, 2019. The vote was relatively close – 348 for, 274 against, and 36 abstaining. The new Copyright Directive, of course, incorporates a link tax and content filter concept that is causing much gnashing of teeth. Let’s take a look.
Is the fight over? Not a chance. Now it moves to the individual member states. Representatives will attempt to hammer out laws filling in the vague areas of the Copyright Directive. One almost pities those representatives. Hopefully, they have an idea of the storm about to hit them.