24 August 2016 — OpenMedia
This is unreal. Yesterday, we asked you to tell the EU Commission to abandon plans for the link tax by sharing hard-hitting social media images.
Thanks to you, later the same day, the EU Commission responded to our campaign on Twitter, saying “The @EU_Commission does not have any plans to tax hyperlinks.” But here’s the problem: they’ve rebranded the link tax from ‘ancillary rights’ to so-called ‘neighbouring rights’.
They’re feeling the pressure, but why should we believe them? They’ve tried to disguise the link tax before, and they’re not gonna slip it passed us this time either.