Wikipedia down in several countries in EU law protest

Wikipedia down in several countries in EU law protest

Impala, a music industry lobbying body, issued a statement decrying how the tech industry lobbied for the directive to be reconsidered.

The narrowly defeated European Commission proposal has been pushed back to the European Parliament for further debate and will be revisited in September, by which time sections of the proposal may have been rewritten.

'The vote showed that many MEPs across the various European political parties understand the importance of fixing the transfer of value and of a well-functioning market for copyright. "I look forward to supporting colleagues in that and will continue to be active in efforts to strike a balance that works for everyone", explains Alyn Smith MEP, SNP member of the European Parliament for Scotland. We need an internet that is fair and sustainable for all. They want their creative works to be heard, they embrace technology, but they want to be paid fairly. David el Sayegh said: "This vote is a setback but it is not the end".

"SAA and more than 18,100 signatories of the petition support the introduction of a very much needed new article establishing a principle of fair and proportionate remuneration for authors and performers from the exploitation of their works, including online (new Article 13c)", it noted.

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European Digital Rights (EDRi) is a not-for-profit association of digital civil rights organisations.

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NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN THAILAND . "Despite this, we will continue until we accomplish our mission", Arpakorn said. The kids, some of whom can't even swim, are expected to wear scuba gear, with experienced divers by their side at all times.

Intriguingly, perhaps, Article 13 makes no distinction between a web store selling copyrighted material and an ordinary internet user uploading a meme based on a copyrighted image.

Axel Voss, who headed the parliamentary committee, criticized internet groups for using false arguments.

Trade body EDiMA, whose members include Amazon EU, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter, welcomed the lawmakers' vote, citing the dangers of censorship.

"Internet giants have deceived consumers, European citizens and the majority of the European Plenary assembly by misrepresenting a campaign based on real economic and remuneration issues as a threat to freedom of expression, a deceitful campaign created to mask their true intention-to preserve their advertising revenues", it said.

The EU parliament is about to go on summer recess, but will resume debates about possible link taxes and upload filters in September.

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