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Submission + - European Parliament blocks copyright reform with 113% voter turnout ( 1

mcmadman writes: In a bizarre turn of events. The Legal Affairs committee (JURI), which has the responsibility of safeguarding the integrity and trustworthiness of the legal framework as a whole in Europe voted recently to weaken a reform of the copyright monopoly for allowing re-publication and access to orphan works. Pieces of our cultural heritage where no copyright monopoly holder can be located. What is surprising that the voter turnout happened to be 113%. This rather embarrassing issue was pointed out to the committee, the fact that there were three votes too many, and that these three votes determined the outcome. When this was done, along with formally requesting a re-vote, that re-vote on the points in question was denied.
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European Parliament blocks copyright reform with 113% voter turnout

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  • Why should any person who truly believes in truth, privacy, and the RULE OF LAW ever buy any type of corporate-owned media or entertainment ever, ever again? Is any song or movie or game worth sacrificing democracy?

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