For now, at least, it would appear that the European Parliament agrees: In voting late yesterday the Parliament voted, 318 to 278, against passing the measures, with 31 abstentions.
Axel Voss, who headed the parliamentary committee, criticised internet groups for using false arguments.
"Today is an important day, a tangible sign that finally things are changing at the European Parliament level", said Di Maio, who is also labour and industry minister and leader of the Internet-based 5-Star Movement (M5S).
"We are trying to find a good solution, it is not very easy", he said.
The most controversial point of the draft Directive is certainly the so-called "value gap" provision, which intends to ensure that right holders receive a fair remuneration for their creative work made public online by third parties. Moreover, it doesn't deal with false copyright claims, which are now frequently used under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to take down perfectly legitimate content from websites.
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Seven-times champion Williams rallied from 5-3 down in the second set to put away France's Kristina Mladenovic 7-5 7-6 (7-2). Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams became the latest top seed to be knocked out of the 2018 Wimbledon .
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Both goalkeepers made early saves in the shootout, with an injured Danijel Subasic stopping the opening shot from Fyodor Smolov. And in the extra session, it looked like Croatia was well on their way to the victory and avoiding penalty kicks.
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The song, which includes the lyrics "football's coming home, it's coming home", was originally released in 1998 for the the European Championships in 1996.
The vote comes just wo weeks after an European Union committee voted 14 to nine to waive them through. That requirement would have extended even as far as the "previews" that show up on social media sites when people share a link to a news story.
In the end MEPs narrowly voted to reject the law in its current form, deciding to return to the issue in September. We are confident that in September the Parliament will reach a conclusion and secure a fair and sustainable internet.
This week several European language versions of Wikipedia also blacked out encyclopedia content in a "going dark" protest against the proposals, though the European Commission has claimed online encyclopedias would not be impacted by Article 13. "Members have understood that the proposed upload filters and the "link tax" would unduly limit how users can participate and express themselves online and serve only special interests", she added. September's plenary vote is likely to be similarly close.
"We are confident that the European Parliament will eventually support a framework that fully acknowledges the rights of creators in the digital landscape of the 21st century".