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On Thursday, members of European Parliament held a vote on the misguided new copyright reforms that posed a threat to memes, online encyclopedias, news organisations and pretty much everything that’s good online.

Incredibly, lawmakers decided not to do the dumb thing and voted down the bill. It isn't over yet, but there’s plenty of reason to celebrate.

When Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of members of Congress last month, he made many of them look like out-of-touch idiots. But he may not be so lucky today. The Facebook CEO is testifying in front of a European Parliament committee, and they're expected to actually ask him some tough questions.

Over 150 experts in AI, robotics, commerce, law and ethics from 14 countries have signed an open letter denouncing the European Parliament's proposal to grant personhood status to intelligent machines. The EU says the measure will make it easier to figure out who's liable when robots screw up or go rogue, but critics say it's too early to consider robots as persons - and that the law will let manufacturers off the liability hook.