Reddit calls EU copyright directive ‘a significant blow to the open Internet’

Today, the European Partliament voted in favor of a sweeping and controversial new copyright directive that critics say could threaten the internet’s most basic practices around linking and sharing images. But while the broad strokes of the directive are alarming, many of the details are still unclear, and big tech companies seem to be holding their fire for fear of antagonizing regulators.

The strongest initial opposition has come from Reddit. “Today’s vote dealt a significant blow to the open Internet, and to smaller companies like Reddit,” a representative told The Verge. “It is disappointing to see the Parliament disregard the concerns of those constituents and experts who know the Internet best– including its very architects. We’re…

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