Members of the European Parliament voted Wednesday to approve a sweeping overhaul of the EU’s copyright laws. This includes two controversial articles that threaten to hand more power to the richest tech companies and generally break the internet.
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In July, a committee for the European Parliament voted to move forward with new copyright legislation that would totally overhaul the way the internet works and threaten the existence of everything from encyclopedias to memes. Today, amendments will come up for a vote, and the future of the world wide web is at stake.