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The EU's Proposed Copyright Directive Is Likely To Be A Wonderful Gift -- For US Internet Giants

A couple of weeks ago, Techdirt ran through the catalog of horrors that make up the EU's new Copyright Directive proposals, pointing out that they would be a general disaster in their current form. Of course, the misery would not be evenly spread: some would suffer more, some less. Indeed, an earlier open letter to the European Commission from a bunch of tech companies (including Techdirt), published on the Don't Wreck the Net site, pointed out one group who wouldn't have too much of a problem with the changes: The largest companies have the resources and staff to deal with increased regulations and burdens.
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