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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:
eff.org/deeplinks/2019…
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.
wikimediafoundation.org/2019/02/28/we-…
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.
eff.org/deeplinks/2019…
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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 eff.org/deeplinks/2019…
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
blackout21.eu/en/index.html
On March 23rd, we take to the streets, with demonstrations across the EU:

savetheinternet.info/demos
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