On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 the European Parliament voted in favor of a new copyright directive. This vote occurred two years after the European Commission put forth their proposal in 2016. There has been tremendous controversy over this reform that resulted in the issue going viral on social media. It even sparked its own website and organization promoting awareness of the changes and encouraging citizens to write to their MEPs expressing their opposition.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on September 29, 2018. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Collins, Shannon, "Censorship in the EU? New Copyright Reform Raises Concerns Among Citizens." (2018). AELJ Blog. 175.