An MEP who voted for the copyright laws that critics say would break the Internet is now expressing shock over what he voted “yes” to.
While the vote is a major blow to Internet freedom, Cory Doctorow is saying that the war is far from over.
The European parliament has dealt a crushing blow to Internet freedom. They passed the copyright laws that would mandate Internet censorship and link taxes.
Creative Commons is joining in the growing chorus of people who oppose article 11 and article 13.
After the decisive victory for the Internet, Article 11 and Article 13 are back. The copyright proposal is once again being denounced as a threat to the Internet.
Following the defeat of article 11 and article 13, major corporate interests are saying that they will fight on to bring the laws back.
After the results of the vote made news, more details are emerging about how the vote shaped up.
In a vote that will no doubt spell relief to real creators and innovators online, European MEPs have rejected Article 11 and Article 13.
More and more websites are joining the blackout protests against article 11 and article 13. Now the Spanish and Polish editions of Wikipedia are also shut down.
On the heels of the Wikimedia Foundation expressing their opposition, the Italian edition of Wikipedia has shut down.