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15th Apr 2024

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Google spent €31m to influence EU copyright law

Google has spent over €31m on lobbying against article 13 of a new EU copyright law to be voted in the European parliament on Thursday. It also lobbied MEPs through membership of 24 other organisations, according UK Music, defending the collective interests of British music industry. "MEPs should ignore the big money lobbying from big tech and back fair rewards for creators," said UK Music head Michael Dugher.

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