The European Parliament has given its final approval to the bloc's Copyright Directive after years of debating and intense lobbying from both sides of creators and the tech giants.

The controversial legislative package, which was designed to update copyright laws in Europe for the internet age, was given the final green light in Strasbourg’s European Parliament plenary by a 348 to 274 vote.

A last-minute amendment aimed at removing the law’s most controversial clauses - Articles 13 and 17 ...

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