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European Internet users in key countries have been asking their governments to push back against #Article13 and #Article11 (copyright filters and the snippet tax).

Those countries just voted down the proposed text in the European Council.…
Net users in Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, and Czech Republic wrote negotiators, asking them to oppose #Article13 and #Article11.

All but the Czech Republic voted against going forward—tipping the balance decisively against the articles.…
Now, even the rightsholders are turning against the #CopyrightDirective:…
There's still more to be done. A new compromise could emerge in the next few days. EU officials will still try to push for a deal before the next European Parliamentary election. But, right now, you've saved the Internet for another day.
(And if you didn't write to your government, it's not too late! Tell them to stand firm against the censorship machines, and the snippet tax. Tell them to take these ridiculous and divisive proposals out of the Directive entirely.)…
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