EU copyright changes can disrupt the way popular websites work

  • The European Union might be an ocean away from the United States, but what happens there can sometimes have an effect globally. One event that might have consequences beyond the borders of the EU is the upcoming vote on changes to its copyright law. There are two parts of the law that have sparked controversy over the last months: Articles 11 and 13.

    Article 11 is arguably less concerning for people, since it mostly concerns news publishers. According to the proposed changes, any website that posts links to news articles with added text from them, usually called snippets, will have to …

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