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Brussels gripped by lobbying war over copyright law


The battle over the European Commission’s proposed Copyright Directive has been particularly intense, reaching fever pitch as the European Parliament prepares to have a second vote on the issue on Sept 12. — Reuters

The battle over the European Commission’s proposed Copyright Directive has been particularly intense, reaching fever pitch as the European Parliament prepares to have a second vote on the issue on Sept 12. — Reuters

BRUSSELS: It has been dubbed one of the most brutal lobbying wars in Brussels history, pitting media firms and Paul McCartney on one side against Big Tech and Internet freedom denizens on the other. 

The fight is over controversial copyright laws that the European Union says will drag the bloc into the 21st century and ensure creators of music, movies and news are paid fairly. 

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