Bad news about #Article13, the copyright directive (which includes Art 13) has passed the council of ministers.

Interesting footnote: if the UK gov had simply abstained (or voted against), the directive would not have passed. Britain represents enough population to form a blocking minority.

However, the British government voted in favour.

The law can still be stopped in the European courts (which is what happened to the data retention directive), but this is much messier and more difficult.

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is the UK like
"we're leaving this ship in a moment so we'll help you set in on fire, and then watch you deal with the consequences while we eat popcorn"?

@Wolf480pl

No, it's just the UK gov is in favour of Article 13.

It seems likely a post-brexit gov would pass similar laws.

Every time they've been asked, they've said it's a good idea.

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