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Europe wants to force Google News to pay 'snippet tax'
via Daily Sabah | July 30, 2017

¿Qué es la Tasa Google y cómo afecta a los medios?
via IEBS | July 27, 2017

Copyright Directive discussed in Romania - EDRi
via EDRi | July 26, 2017

Do Last Week's European Copyright Votes Show Publishers Have Captured European Politics?
via EFF | July 18, 2017

EU research committee wants to gift publishers new rights to restrict access to scientific research
via Communia | July 18, 2017

Serious concerns raised about EU Copyright reform
via VPN Compare | July 18, 2017

European Commission’s proposed new right for press publishers is mired in controversy
via Status Quo | July 14, 2017

Common Position Statement on the proposed EU Directive on Copyright in the Single Market
via NewsNow | Re-published July 14, 2017

New lead MEP could shift talks on contentious copyright bill
via Euro Activ | July 14, 2017

Intermediaries Could Be Made Liable In EU Copyright Legislation
via IP Watch | July 14, 2017

Do Last Week's European Copyright Votes Show Publishers Have Captured European Politics?
via Motherboard | July 12, 2017

Is Copyright turning into a Weapon of Mass Destruction?
via CopyBuzz | July 14, 2017


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A loss for culture and research in today’s copyright votes
via Julia Reda MEP | July 11, 2017

Parliament's largest group to fully endorse Commission's proposal for a link tax
via IGEL | July 9, 2017

Complete reversal and betrayal from major EU Party
via OpenMedia | July 8, 2017

There are some things money can’t buy
via CopyBuzz | June 26, 2017

Good News / Bad News: MEPs split on standing up for your rights
via OpenMedia | June 8, 2017

IMCO VOTE ON COPYRIGHT IN THE DSM
via CopyBuzz | June 8, 2017

Sacrificing freedom of expression and collaboration online to enforce copyright in Europe?
via Wikipedia | June 6, 2017

Dozens of organizations call on European Parliament to redouble efforts for progressive copyright changes
via Creative Commons | June 2, 2017

Copyright laws must work for the many, not the few
via Daniel Dalton; the Parliament Magazine | June 2, 2017

BREAKING: MEP Pascal Arimont’s all out attack on the right to link
via OpenMedia | May 31, 2017

IMCO COMMITTEE DERAILING: ACT NOW!
via Copybuzz | May 31, 2017

Copyright for Creativity Members to MEPs: Put Copyright Back on Track!
via OpenMedia | May 30, 2017

Romanian Parliament to European Commission: Copyright reform does more harm than good
via Communia Association | May 24, 2017

Save the Link Heroes
via OpenMedia | May 17, 2017

The Link Tax: An Editor’s story
via OpenMedia | May 11, 2017

For these large publishers, it was always about undermining our Right to Link
via OpenMedia | May 10, 2017

RightsCon Brussels 2017: Making Facebook Pay (for the News)
via OpenMedia | May 8, 2017

Chinese Government and Hollywood Launch Snoop-and-Censor Copyright Filter
via OpenMedia | May 1, 2017

Fundamental liberties at stake in copyright plan
via OpenMedia | March 24, 2017

Link tax slammed by major Spanish newspaper El País
via OpenMedia | March 24, 2017

EU moves one step closer to the world’s worst internet filtering law
via EDRi | March 22, 2017

EU Parliament Dumps Link Tax, Invites News Publishers To Sue If They Think Google's Making Them Broke
via TechDirt | March 9, 2017

“Save The Meme” Campaign Protests EU’s Proposed Piracy Filters
via TorrentFreak | March 8, 2017

European Parliament poised to reject EU copyright expansion plans
via Julia Reda | March 8, 2017

European Commission finally admits their copyright proposal would levy a link tax for articles shared on social media
via OpenMedia | January 11, 2017

Notice and...what? Explaining the Copyright Notice Trio
via OpenMedia | January 10, 2017

European Commission finally admits their copyright proposal would levy a link tax for articles shared on social media
via OpenMedia | January 16, 2017

Our write to your MEP tool making an impact
via OpenMedia | December 12, 2016

Commercial sites must check all their links for piracy, rules Hamburg court Case!
via Ars Technica | November 25, 2016

Have a Link Tax Question? Join us on Reddit Ask-Me-Anything(AMA) this Wednesday!
via OpenMedia | November 25, 2016

Q&A: One tech journalist’s take on ancillary copyright
via OpenMedia | November 22, 2016

Email your MEP: It’s time to talk Save the Link
via OpenMedia | November 15, 2016

EU Copyright Directive – privatised censorship and filtering of free speech
via EDRi | November 10, 2016

Europe’s Censorship Robots: An attack on our basic rights
via OpenMedia | October 28, 2016

MEPs standing up and saving the link
via OpenMedia | October 17, 2016

Upload Filtering Mandate Would Shred European Copyright Safe Harbor
via EFF | October 12, 2016

Mind the ‘value gap’: how the EU Commission is working to reframe its Link Tax and other copyright reforms
via OpenMedia | September 22, 2016

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A tale about the lies of the publisher associations and the ignorance of the EU commission
via IGEL | October 11, 2016

The Definitive case against the link tax
via OpenMedia & IGEL | October 7, 2016

A Hitchhikers Guide to the Link Tax — delivering your message to MEPs
via OpenMedia | October 4, 2016

Delivering your voices against the #LinkTax to the European Parliament
via OpenMedia | October 3, 2016

Will the European Commission’s copyright rules spell destruction for Wikimedia?
via OpenMedia | September 29, 2016

#SaveTheLink: How the European Commission ran away on #copyright reform
via NewEurope | September 28, 2016

VIDEO: experts on how to make copyright work again
via Communia | September 20, 2016

EU Announces Absolutely Ridiculous Copyright Proposal That Will Chill Innovation, Harm Creativity
via TechDirt | September 14, 2016

EU Commission formally proposes Link Tax to European Parliament as part of new Copyright Directive
via OpenMedia | September 14, 2016

Europeans deserve a better copyright reform
via Communia Association | September 14, 2016

EC Failed to #FixCopyright: Stop ‘RoboCopyright’ and Ancillary Copyright & Start to Focus on Users and Creators
via Copyright for Creativity | September 14, 2016

Latest Leak Confirms European Copyright Plans Offer Little for Users
via EFF | August 31, 2016

The link tax law is leaked, and it looks like it was written by someone who has never used the Internet
via OpenMedia | August 31, 2016

It could not be worse: Draft proposal for the copyright directive leaked
via IGEL | August 31, 2016

Google and the newspapers, the EU gets this quite gorgeously wrong
via Forbes | August 27, 2016

Google snippet tax, geoblocking, other copyright reform shunned in EU plan
via Ars Technica | August 26, 2016

Commissioner Oettinger is about to turn EU copyright reform into another ACTA
via Julia Reda | August 26, 2016

Dear European Commission, We don't talk anymore like we used to do
via Copyright for Creativity | August 25, 2016

Breaking News: Leaked document reveals EU Commission’s plan to mislead and ignore you in their crusade for a link tax
via OpenMedia | August 25, 2016

Become a link tax mythbuster
via OpenMedia | August 22, 2016

The link tax is running out of fuel
via OpenMedia | August 17, 2016

ECO warns against the introduction of an ancillary copyright at European level
via Association of Internet Industry, ECO | July 25, 2016

2819 responses collected with two key messages on how to #FixCopyright: NO to ancillary copyright - YES to freedom of panorama
via Copyright For Creativity | June 17, 2016

Neighbouring rights and wrongs of copyright law
via Independent.ie | June 13, 2016

What we said to the European Commission
via OpenMedia | June 15, 2016

We have just 36 hours to Save the Link
via OpenMedia | June 13, 2016

Publishers AND Internet users are standing together against the Link Tax
via OpenMedia | June 13, 2016

Use this tool to stop the link tax
via OpenMedia | June 10, 2016

NewsNow position statement: EU Public consultation on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain
via NewsNow | June 2, 2016

The European Commission still plans to create hyperlink tax laws
via FuturishtechInfo | June 1, 2016

European Commission fails to ban geoblocking, does not give up on plans to cripple online platforms
via COMMUNIA | May 25, 2016

Call for freedom of panorama (and ditching ancillary copyright)
via Medium | May 25, 2016

European fundamental rights to be regulated by companies
via EDRI | May 25, 2016

Large majority of submissions to European Commission oppose link tax but Commission continues to pursue the policy
via OpenMedia | May 25, 2016

Ancillary Copyright: bad for both end-users and creators
via COMMUNIA | May 17, 2016

Voices so loud the EU cannot ignore them
via IGEL | May 14, 2016

Delivering your voices at the European Parliament in Strasbourg
via OpenMedia | May 13, 2016

Record labels 2.0: how publishing giants are framing their push for the link tax
via OpenMedia | May 13, 2016

How additional rights for publishers will hurt education and access to culture
via COMMUNIA | May 13, 2016

10,000 told the EU to keep links free. That got their attention – now it’s your turn!
via Julia Reda | May 12, 2016

We're taking feedback from thousands of EU Internet users rejecting the link tax to key MEPs
via OpenMedia | May 11, 2016

What the heck is ancillary copyright and why do we call it the Link Tax?
via OpenMedia | May 5, 2016

The link is not saved, yet!
via IGEL | May 5, 2016

The EU Commission and the terrible no good very bad idea
via OpenMedia | May 4, 2016

Short videos explaining ancillary copyright and freedom of panorama
via COMMUNIA | May 4, 2016

European Commission wants feedback on ancillary copyright and freedom of panorama
via COMMUNIA | May 3, 2016

EU Commission's Attempts to Undermine the Hyperlink are a Solution in Search of Problem
via OpenMedia | April 30, 2016

Leak from EU Commission points to a Link Tax and Internet censorship
via OpenMedia | April 29, 2016

The Copyright Reform: Everyday I’m Hurdling
via Copyright for Creativity | April, 2016

A web without links doesn’t seem to trouble EU Commissioner Oettinger
via La Stampa | April 21, 2016

Top EU Lawyer says linking to copyrighted content doesn’t make you an Internet pirate
via OpenMedia | April 20, 2016

Copyright fight club
via Politco | April 16, 2016

Commission considers ‘YouTube tax’ on streaming services
via Politco | April 11, 2016

Fight over ‘Google tax’ brews ahead of autumn copyright proposal
via EuroActive | April 7, 2016

Taking a bad idea and making it worse: An ancillary copyright in snippets disguised as a neighbouring right for publishers.
via Open Forum Europe | April 6, 2016

EU Commission continues slow march towards innovation-killing link tax
via OpenMedia | April 6, 2016

The EU is listening – make your voice heard to prevent copyright from controlling public space and the way we share online
via Julia Reda | March 24, 2016

EU Lawmakers Are Still Considering This Failed Copyright Idea
via Fortune | Mar 24, 2016

“Google tax” on snippets under serious consideration by European Commission
via ArsTechnica UK | Mar 24, 2016

More ancillary copyright madness: French proposal to tax websites for using image thumbnails to illustrate search results
via COMMUNIA | Mar 18, 2016

The consultation to end all consultations?
via OpenMedia | Mar 18, 2016

Doubling down on the link tax
via OpenMedia | Mar 7, 2016

German Court rejects suit by publishers against Google
via Reuters | Feb 25, 2016

The Story of Saving the Link
via OpenMedia | Feb 18, 2016

Commission still undecided on ‘Google tax’
via EuroActiv | Feb 12, 2016

Europe's top court mulls legality of hyperlinks to copyrighted content
via Ars Technica | Feb 3, 2016

Permission to link Freely?
via OpenMedia | Feb 3, 2016

10,000 Internet users demand to be heard. Your move, European Commission
via OpenMedia | Jan 29, 2016

An Amendment to Ban Hyperlinks
via OpenMedia | Jan 28, 2016

European Commission’s decision to exclude citizens’ feedback from its own public consultation will undermine trust in EU institutions
via OpenMedia | Jan 27 2016

Your voice matters: why we worked to engage citizens on the European Commission’s platforms consultation
via OpenMedia | Jan 15, 2016

ICYMI: roundtable on the future of the link
via OpenMedia | Dec 18, 2015

Huge coalition of MEPs come out against ancillary copyright
via OpenMedia | Dec 17, 2015

What does the future of the link look like?
via Save the Link | Dec 15, 2015

What’s saving the link got to do with it?
via OpenMedia | Dec 11, 2015

The bad idea that just got worse: How today’s European #copyright plans will damage the Internet
via OpenMedia | Dec 9, 2015

Dear European Commission, could you at least pretend you’re listening to us?
via Copyright4Creativity | Nov 24, 2015

Internet users set to flood public consultation to push back against proposals that would censor free speech and shut down Right to Link
via OpenMedia | Nov 17, 2015

Government is breaking the Internet
via Daily Maverick | Nov 9, 2015

EU wants site owners to be liable for linking to copyrighted content
via SEM Post | Nov 9, 2015

Leaked copyright communication: A more modern copyright framework for Europe?
via COMMUNIA | Nov 6, 2015

The EU Commission is preparing a frontal attack on the hyperlink
via Julia Reda | Nov 6, 2015

EU Launches Inquiry Into Web Companies’ Online Behavior
via Re/code | Sept 24, 2015

German and Spanish Competition Authorities got it right on ancillary copyright
via DisCo | Sept 17, 2015

Research confirms: new Spanish ancillary copyright is actually good for no one
via COMMUNIA | Sept 9, 2015

New study shows Spain’s “Google tax” has been a disaster for publishers
via ArsTechnica | July 30, 2015

Is the link Saved yet?
via OpenMedia | July 20, 2015