BRUSSELS | EU lawmakers vote for new online copyright rules

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BRUSSELS — European Union lawmakers on Wednesday voted in favor of new copyright rules that could shake up the way internet companies use media, books, music and other content posted online.

The lawmakers in Strasbourg, France, voted by 438 to 226 to back a report aimed at shielding the rights of the authors or creators of works like books, films or computer software.

German lawmaker Axel Voss, who chaperoned the report through the assembly, said the vote “is a good sign for the creative industries in Europe.”

Media and publishers say the changes would help them get paid for their work.

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