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SIR PAUL BACKS
EU BILL

With just one day before the crucial vote in European Parliament that could decide the fate of ‘value gap’ fixer Article 13, Sir Paul McCartney has joined lobbying efforts on behalf of music, as Google ramps up its threat to a free web narrative.

Tomorrow, MEPs will vote for or against the EU Copyright Directive mandate which proposes that all information society service providers (aka DSPs) shall ensure the functioning of agreements with rights holders for the use of their works, and will hold services like YouTube legally accountable for all copyright-infringing material appearing on their platforms.

Sir Paul, whose open letter to members of the European Parliament you can read below, joins the voices of over 1,000 artists as well as industry bodies in support of the Copyright Directive. If you type that into Google today, you’ll see the search giant’s best efforts in directing the conversation.

ROCK HALL ADDS
FIVE TO BOARD
OK, Boomers! (2/19a)
YOUR TOP 20 BRING CHANGES TO THE TOP
Bieber brings it. (2/19a)
THE WEEKND OPENS AFTER HOURS
Is 3/20 the new 4/20? (2/19a)
THE ROTATION
Take a wild guess. (2/19a)
CAPALDI WINS A PAIR AT THE BRIT AWARDS
...while Billie and Tyler add to their trophy shelves. (2/19a)
DON'T TALK TO THE PRESS
Also, don't leak the memo about not talking to the press to the press. Please.
GRAMMY VOTING
How the sausage is made.
BIEBER'S BIG BOW
Changes changes the conversation.
PRIMARIES
So hard to decide...
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