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EU to vote on contentious copyright proposal

People take part in a demonstration in favour of the new copyright directive ahead of the vote on copyright in the Digital Single Market at the European Parliament on March 26, 2019 in Strasbourg, eastern France. FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images

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Members of the European Parliament vote today on a proposal that could make it harder for internet users to share songs, videos and other copyrighted content online.

The proposal is intended to give content creators greater protection for their intellectual property. It could also mean fines for aggregators like Google and YouTube, if copyrighted material slips through the cracks.

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