The EU just rejected legislation that threatened the open internet

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On the other side of the fence, technology leaders - like Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Vint Cerf - had been vehemently opposed to how the regulations would threaten the internet.

However, lawmakers on Thursday voted against opening talks with European Union countries based on the committee's recommendation and parliament will now have to revise the proposal for a vote in September before starting talks with European Union countries that have already adopted their own position.

"The EU Parliament has recognised that machine censorship of copyright material is not an easy and simple fix".

In June, Jimmy wells, the founder of Wikipedia, has joined more than 100 inventors and engineers to urge the European Parliament not to vote in support of the new rules.

Article 11 and Article 13 were the most heavily debated portion of the Copyright Directive, with Article 11 attempting to prevent publishers from sharing links to sourced information without paying a royalty fee, and Article 13 placing an increased emphasis on copyright enforcement.

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There was mud-slinging from both sides.

Article 13 would have dire implications for all internet users, argue critics-from people who create and share viral memes to start-ups which rely on user-generated content and aim to compete with large platforms like YouTube, to websites like Wikipedia which rely on community members uploading content. Voss and four other MEPs in favour of the overhaul criticised their opponents' "lies" and "fake news" during a press conference on Wednesday. "We can not fast-track such an important legislation". Julia Reda, a Pirate Party MEP who had campaigned against the legislation, wrote on Twitter.

The rejection of the law in its current form effectively sends it back to the drawing board.

Article 11 has been called the "link tax". The law will be revised, and a new vote will occur in September.

Monique Goyens, director general of the European Consumer Organisation, said in a statement on Thursday that "MEPs have a chance to correct a heavily unbalanced report and make copyright work for both consumer and creators".

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