Article 11 and Article 13 were the most heavily debated portion of the Copyright Directive, with Article 11 attempting to prevent publishers from sharing links to sourced information without paying a royalty fee, and Article 13 placing an increased emphasis on copyright enforcement. This will allow the 751 MEPs to propose amendments in September and call for the deletion of the notorious Article 13.
BPI, the association of United Kingdom record labels and organiser of the Brit Awards, says in a statement: "We respect the decision by MEPs to have a plenary discussion on the draft Copyright Directive".
It also would require a filter on any content uploaded to the web that would block any copyrighted content. The proposal contained two rules that were especially worrisome to internet companies and open internet defenders-Article 11 and Article 13.
If passed, Article 13 will force all websites to check any and all posts for copyright violations.
Commenting on the outcome of the vote, Axel Voss, Parliament's rapporteur on the file, hit out at "the massive scale of false arguments used in recent weeks against the compromise". As it has already happened in Spain and Germany, publishers and news platforms such as Google and Facebook are likely to stop referring to anyone else instead of paying for that link tax.
Reacting to today's vote, he said he was proud to have represented Maltese artists and creators.
"MEPs asked to reconsider the proposal need to think about the impact their next decision will have on our free press and on the future of professional journalism - and what message they want to communicate to the world about democracy and fairness in Europe", they conclude.
The Open Rights Group's Jim Killock also cautioned that the plans hadn't been defeated, once and for all.
A spokesman for Google, which owns YouTube, said: "The success of our partners has always been core to our work at YouTube, and to delivering great services for people". We encourage all those involved to tone down the rhetoric and make sure that threats of physical violence, or even death, are never acceptable.
"The rejection, for now, of the mandate means the Parliament has another few months to get it right", said Alyn Smith MEP, SNP member of the European Parliament for Scotland.