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The directive was originally rejected by MEPs in July following criticism of two key provisions: Articles 11 and 13, dubbed the “link tax” and “upload filter” by critics. However, in parliament this morning, an updated version of the directive was approved, along with amended versions of Articles 11 and 13. The final vote was 438 in favor and 226 against.

Goodbye, Europe.

plebbit chain:

Supporters of this law seem to be under the impression Google et al will cough up money to rights holders. Spanish newspapers thought the same.

Yeap, Tech companies are far more likely to go the r/maliciouscompliance route. "Sure, we will remove it. By removing our entire service from your country."

Imagine the utter chaos that would occur if amazon web services and google frameworks were suddenly blocked in Europe.