EU lawmakers back publishers over tech giants on copyright

Members of the European Parliament take part in a vote on modifications to EU copyright reforms during a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

STRASBOURG (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers voted on Wednesday to force Google, Facebook and other technology firms to share more revenues with European media, publishers and other content creators in a shake-up of copyright rules. The European Commission, which began the debate two years ago, says the overhaul is necessary to protect Europe’s cultural heritage […]

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