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Brussels gripped by lobbying war over copyright law

BRUSSELS: It has been dubbed one of the most brutal lobbying wars in Brussels history, pitting media firms and Paul McCartney on one side against Big Tech and internet freedom denizens on the other. The fight is over controversial copyright laws that the European Union says will drag the bloc into the 21st century and ensure creators of music, movies and news are paid fairly. “It was a very intensive and aggressive lobbying battle… definitely one of the most intense,” Olivier Hoedeman, of the campaign group Corporate…