By Jane Whyatt
Strong views and heated debate greeted the new EU Copyright Directive. Journalists, publishers, musicians and film-makers are celebrating. But internet libertarians and Big Tech giants on the other hand denounce the new measure, and especially Clause 13, as a so-called “censorship machine“.
On September 12th, 2018 the EU parliament decided on a new copyright directive (photo: EP)
The vote was decisive: 438 for, 226 against and 39 abstentions at the plenary session in Strasbourg, France.
On the morning of the vote, French daily Le Soir took a stand in favour of copyright. Its front page contained a large blank space,…