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Tens of thousands demonstrate against reform of copyright on the internet in Germany
Tens of thousands of people are today in several German cities the street, drawn to protest against the planned reforms of copyright law in the European Union. According to the critics, will reform the freedom of speech on the internet impede.

In Munich names, according to the police, 40,000 people participated in the demonstration, in Cologne, spoke to the organisers of the approximately 10,000 demonstrators. The police estimated the number of participants in Hamburg at 6000 and at 3,200 in Hanover. Demonstrations under the slogan "save the internet" were also in Berlin, Stuttgart, Magdeburg, Rostock, Leipzig and many other cities.

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Next Tuesday approves the European Parliament a regulation which large companies as YouTube and Facebook, and also small start-ups required uploadfilters to install to ensure that shared content is not subject to copyright. Opponents of the reform say that the automatic filtering of content, freedom of expression can limit.

Last week, there was also the German version of Wikipedia to black out in protest against the new regulations.

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