The former Beatles musician was among many high profile artists calling for change.
Article 13 of the EU digital copyright proposal calls for internet firms to monitor content uploads for copyright infringement.
Artists say they are unfairly paid for their work.
MEPs have voted to reject a proposed overhaul of EU copyright law which had received the support of high-profile musicians and the creative industries and condemnation from large online tech...
The changes had previously been rejected following a grassroots campaign by freedom of speech activists.
The musician lent his voice to the debate ahead of a key vote on Thursday.
GERMAN electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk have suffered a legal setback at Germany's highest court in a battle over a two-second sample.
The British Phonographic Industry is calling on MEPs to back proposed law changes.
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Artists claim a song needs to be streamed 51.1 million times before they can make the average UK salary of £27,600.