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EU’s Digital ‘Wild West’ Video Draws Jibes Over Copyright Issues

A senior European Union official posted a cowboy-themed video promoting the bloc’s proposal to regulate online content, but the parody drew questions about whether its use of a Hollywood film clip contradicted its own copyright rules. 

Thierry Breton, the EU’s internal market chief, posted a nearly 30-second modified clip from Clint Eastwood’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” to jokingly say “there’s a new sheriff in town” with the EU’s Digital Services Act. The European Parliament is scheduled to vote on the measure Wednesday.