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The final vote on the EU #CopyrightDirective is happening THIS WEEK!

Dozens of MEPs are undecided on how to vote on the EU's disastrous #CopyrightDirective. Here's how to call them now, and how to tell them to delete #Article11 and #Article13!
This is the most controversial Directive in EU history. The petition against Directive's #Article13 is the largest in history, with over 5 million signatures, and protestors have taken to streets this weekend to ensure that MEP's know what's at stake!
#Article13 would require "copyright filters" that would check every tweet, Facebook update, shared photo, and uploaded video to see if they were similar to items in a database of known copyrighted works, and block it if they found anything too similar…
#Article13 would fundamentally reshape the European Internet, and everyone is against it: artists, small businesses, big businesses, the Internet's creators, and over 5 million people who signed the petition to stop the censorship machine it would create.…
Another proposal, #Article11, will create a tax on linking to other sites if you include a "snippet" from the article. This means if anyone uses too many words when linking to the news, they could trigger Article 11’s licensing requirements.…
These Articles are a disaster for free expression online. Copyright reform is badly needed, but these proposals have undermined any positive results in the Directive.

Tell your MEPs before the final vote this week: Remove #Article13 and #Article11!
EU: This is your LAST chance to make your voice heard—the #CopyrightDirective vote is Tuesday the 26th! Tell your MEP to vote down #Article13 and #Article11!
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