At the end of March, the European Parliament passed new copyright legislation, the EU Copyright Directive, changing their almost two-decades-old copyright regulations. What gained significant attention since the news emerged in public was Article 13 (now 17) of the new Directive, which could change the way things are posted online.
In the summer of 2018, the European Parliament voted in favor of updating the European Copyright Directive. Previously known as the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, the EU Copyright Directive comprises sweeping legislation regarding copyright laws for online content. The European Parliament updates in September 2018 called for an overhaul on content filters and news aggregation sites. The most controversial components of the EU Copyright Directive include Articles 15 and 17 (previously 11 and 13).