Wednesday 19 September 2018

The rejection of a law that threatened memes is being celebrated with memes

The European Parliament will look at copyright reform again in September.

(Adam Peck/PA)
(Adam Peck/PA)

By Jamie Harris, Press Association Technology Reporter

As a copyright law that threatened memes and other other shared content online was rejected by MEPs, Twitter users celebrated in the most appropriate way.

Two parts to the proposed law, Article 11 and Article 13, could have not only affected memes but also the sharing of remixed music, parodies, links and gamers’ live streams.

A total of 318 MEPs voted against the copyright directive, versus 278 in favour and, although they will return to the issue later in the year, people brought out their memes and GIFs to celebrate the decision.

Copyright law reform will be looked at again when the European Parliament returns from summer recess in September.

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