The European Parliament approves a controversial EU copyright law that hands more power to news and record companies against internet giants like Google and Facebook.
The European Parliament will soon vote on a contentious copyright law that has pitted news companies and stars like Beatles legend Paul McCartney against Google and the creators of Wikipedia.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has called for EU leaders to heed a "wake-up call" on a plan to tax US technology giants, amid signs of growing resistance to the French-led initiative
It has been dubbed one of the most brutal lobbying wars in Brussels history, pitting media firms and Paul McCartney on one side against Big Tech and internet freedom denizens on the other.
The cost of war reporting and investigative journalism is becoming prohibitive for media outlets, campaigners have warned.