Tomorrow the European Union’s JURI committee will vote to decide if the Internet in the EU will remain open and free. It’s that simple.

We win, and the Internet will continue to work as it should, people can go on creating and sharing online as we’ve all been able to do for over 20 years. We lose, and the link tax and censorship machines become law, and the Internet as we know it today will be gone1.
David Kaye, the UN's Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, wrote a report that called this proposal a disaster for free speech that would violate the UN’s own Declaration on Human Rights3.
The Internet has never been under such a fundamental threat as it is with this proposal. It is a direct attack on what makes the Internet so powerful – the free sharing of information.
Send one last message to the MEPs that will decide the vote tomorrow. Tell them to #SaveYourInternet.
We’ll know by the end of the day tomorrow if we’ve won or lost. We don’t want to look back and ask if we could have done more. One last big effort could see this through.
Thanks for getting us this far.
Yours for the open web,
Dave, for the team at OpenMedia
P.S. This is the last stage in this battle, but we know there’ll be more to come. Please chip in to OpenMedia to help us keep up the fight to protect the open Internet.

Footnotes1 Article 13 could "destroy the internet as we know it": What is it, why is it controversial and what will it mean for memes? alphr2 Copyright JURI MEPs undecided. EDRi3 UN Free Speech Expert: EU's Copyright Directive Would Be An Attack On Free Speech, Violate Human Rights. Techdirt

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