Protesters rally against EU internet copyright reform | 3/23/2019 | Staff
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Tens of thousands of demonstrators rallied in Germany on Saturday to protest against an imminent EU copyright reform.

Crowds protested in Berlin, Munich and other cities under the slogan "Save the Internet".

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They called on the European Parliament to reject the reform in a vote scheduled for Tuesday.

The overhaul of EU online copyright law includes proposals to oblige YouTube and other platforms to remove illegal content using automatic filters.

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It also aims to make internet companies pay more to news organisations for reproducing or linking to their content.

News organisations, including AFP, have pushed for that move.

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They argue that companies such as Facebook and Google make billions in revenue from advertising tied to news stories, while publishers...
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