A 'Dark Day'
According to Gizmodo.com, Amid widespread protests, the European Union approved a controversial new copyright directive on Tuesday.
The legislation is intended to give copyright holders more control over their work, but critics say it could hand more power to tech giants and stifle the free flow of information.
The directive aims to empower news publishers and artists against big tech platforms like Facebook and Google as they profit from others’ work.
As such, it has seen high profile support from big names like Lady Gaga and Paul McCartney.
The primary concern is that the legislation will do the exact opposite of what it’s intended to do.
Publishers will suffer as it becomes more difficult to share articles or discover news, and instead of paying for a license, companies like Google will just stop displaying news results.