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BREAKING: The EU JURI committee has passed . This requires sites to filter all submissions against a database of copyrighted works—creating a that puts thousands of daily activities and millions of Internet users at the mercy of algorithmic filters.

BREAKING: The EU Parliament's JURI committee has approved . This will hurt those who use the Internet for sharing, punish projects like Wikipedia, and “poses a significant threat to an informed and literate society," according to the research community.

Experts and activists have been protesting bills like this for years, but now there's a real risk that they could become hard law for millions of European Internet users. Follow us at @EFFLive to see what’s happening in the debate.

would require mandatory copyright filters on any site that lets users upload their content to the world. These filters would scan every contribution to the Web, and refuse to accept anything that its algorithms believe may be copyrighted material.

What’s being voted on?

of the proposed law would create a new quasi-copyright power that would let news organizations charge others for linking and quoting tiny snippets of their news stories—even when they describe well-known facts, like "Trump Travels to Korea."

Our live coverage of the EUs Parliamentary vote on “Copyright in the Digital Single Market" directive—including and —begins now. Follow us @efflive for commentary. This committee vote may be the last chance a democratic institution has to modify the bill.

RT @eff: The Internet’s founders agree: European lawmakers should reject , a proposal that would require Internet platforms to in…

RT @eff: MEPs—as you consider proposals that could break the Internet for the entire globe—how do you plan to vote on and

We’re in Brussels at the European Parliament, live-tweeting the vote on & .

Follow @EFFLive to see if JURI's members will save the Internet, or throw it into chaos by creating a or a . The debate begins at 1:00AM PST (10:00 CEST).

California is considering a proposal to label online bots. Without changes, the bill could threaten online free speech.

EFF's Jeremy Gillula testified in Sacramento about our concerns. t.co/FnSpx7jdYa

For anyone who’s been on the Internet long enough, the problem with is pretty clear. It’s YouTube Content ID but for the entire Internet. theverge.com/2018/6/19/1748034

RT @jimmy_wales: If you think automated upload filters sound harmless, consider this all-too-typical case of how it goes wrong: https://t.c…

Thanks to the GDPR, companies using browser and web fingerprinting will have to do what their predecessors in the cookie world did before now: come clean about their practices, or slink further behind the curtain and hope to dodge European law. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/gdpr

RT @eff: Reddit and other online platforms have come out against , warning that it will likely lead to “the effective shutdown of…

Tweet directly at @SantiagoAD53 so he knows that California is watching and won’t stand for anything less than true, strong net neutrality protections: act.eff.org/action/california-

Tomorrow, California Assemblymember @SantiagoAD53 could force key provisions from the state's bill to be removed on behalf of AT&T and Comcast.

We need every Californian right now that supports net neutrality to call their Assemblymember. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/chai

RT @eff: is fundamentally incompatible with projects that present & preserve records of noteworthy controversies—from Wikipedia…

RT @eff: The inventor of the World Wide Web, the co-founder of Wikipedia, and the founder of the Internet Archive agree: "Article 13 takes…