We agree with EU, nods Britain at the Council of Ministers. We heartily approve of the, er, Copyright Directive

Found on The Register on Monday, 15 April 2019
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The UK, the Republic of Ireland, France and Germany were among the 19 nations that today gave the thumbs-up to the EU's Copyright Directive, meaning it should get pushed through the day after tomorrow.

Article 13 – now numbered as 17 – means that tech firms (there are exceptions for researchers and other entities) will have to get licences from rights-holders to be able to host content.

Leave it to bribed politicians to make the worst possible decisions; and some of those who voted for the directive previously said that they are against it.