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Today, tens of thousands of visitors to sites across Europe will see them entirely blacked out in protest of the EU's #CopyrightDirective for #Blackout21.

Here's why:…
The #CopyrightDirective poses a dire threat to the future of the free, fair and open Internet. Sites are protesting in part because, as @Wikimedia says, this Directive makes the simplest basic actions of those Internet users—sharing and linking—suspect.…
Under #Article11, the #LinkTax, text that contains more than a "snippet" from an article must be licensed and paid by whoever quotes the text—meaning countries could make laws that pass using as little as three words from a news story.…
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With a week (or less!) until the final EU vote on the #CopyrightDirective, 130 European businesses call on the Parliament to reject it and save Europe's Internet from online surveillance by US Big Tech…
The final vote is coming the week of March 25! That leaves us with just days to get the message to MEPs: vote against the Copyright Directive.

Europeans will black out their online presences on March 21! #Blackout21
On March 23rd, we take to the streets, with demonstrations across the EU:
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