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MEP Axel Voss (right) celebrated the passing of his new copyright directive.

Your memes are safe, but these are the other fiercely opposed changes Europe is making to the internet

Two elements of the new EU copyright laws — articles 15 and 17 — have been hotly opposed by critics.
Wikipedia's German page, translated by Google Translate.

Reddit, Wikipedia, and PornHub are strong-arming users into protesting against laws that could change the face of the internet in Europe

Wikipedia has blacked out some of its European sites, while Reddit and Pornhub are displaying windows asking users to lobby lawmakers.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki.

YouTube is pushing back against a new EU copyright law, which it says will massively restrict how many videos Europeans can watch

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki voiced her opposition to new EU copyright legislation in a Financial Times op-ed.
MEP Axel Voss celebrates after the vote on new digital copyright laws.

The EU has backed tough new laws to enforce copyright online

The European Parliament has backed legislation that would support much tougher laws on copyright online. The laws are an updated version of legislation that was rejected in July, and which was widely criticised for being too sweeping.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.

Wikipedia is blacked out across Europe in protest against laws that could change the internet forever

Wikipedia's Spanish, Italian, and Polish language versions blacked out in protest against new EU copyright reforms being voted upon on Thursday. Jimmy Wales urged people to oppose the reforms.