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EU votes for copyright law that would make internet a 'tool for control'

MEPs defy warnings from internet pioneers, civil liberties groups and commercial interestsA European parliament committee has voted for legislation that internet pioneers fear will turn the web into “a tool for surveillance and control”.In a key vote on a draft law to overhaul EU copyright rules, the parliament’s legal affairs …

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YouTube faces paying billions to music stars after copyright vote

Such platforms could have to seek licences for videos after European parliament actionYouTube stars from Taylor Swift to Ed Sheeran could be in line for big paydays after the video giant lost a crucial vote in Brussels over new copyright laws that will force it to pay billions of dollars …

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Drowned, restrained, shot: how these migrants died for a better life

We may never know the life stories of the many thousands who died trying to reach Europe. But this is a tiny snapshot of some of the names on the ListDownload a PDF of the List hereThe Guardian is today publishing a list of 34,361 people who have lost their …

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How Europe's policies fuel the smuggling trade they are trying to stop

The EU crackdown on human smuggling has only served to accelerate the cycle of desperate journeys, making them more perilous than ever – while enriching those who peddle dreams of a new lifeDownload a PDF of the List hereThe list of refugees who have died trying to enter Europe was …

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Trump child separation policy akin to kidnapping – senior Texas official

Maureen Franco, head of the public defender’s office, says parents are ‘inconsolable’ at having their children taken from themThe Trump administration’s policy of forcibly separating children from their parents after they have entered the US illegally is akin to kidnapping, a senior public official has said. Related: Child separations: Trump …

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