The first, Article 11, was dubbed by some as a "link tax" because it would have required digital platform companies such as Facebook Inc.to pay publishers for every link users post to their content.
Two weeks ago, European Parliament sent the media world into a frenzy by pushing legislation that threatened to dismantle the internet as we now know it.
The draft law was firmly resisted by major United States tech giants as well as advocates of Internet freedom.
"We are confident that the European Parliament will eventually support a framework that fully acknowledges the rights of creators in the digital landscape of the 21st century".
By way of a quick recap, the crux of the directive's perceived flaws lay in Article 13 and Article 11.
A series of high profile figures had joined the campaign against the proposals, including comedian Stephen Fry, British inventor of the World Wide Web Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and co-founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales.
"The broad scope of Article 13 could have covered any copyrightable material, including images, audio, video, compiled software, code and the written word", wrote James Temperton at Wired after the measure was voted down.
"The European Parliament will now be able, in an open debate, to improve the text and defend freedom of expression ahead of the next elections", said Diego Naranjo, Senior Policy Advisor at EDRi.
He continued: "They've heard the massive opposition, including Internet blackouts and 750,000 people petitioning them against these proposals".
Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio, who is also the leader of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S), said that the protest had the full support of the government. Unlike many online publications, we don't have a paywall or run banner advertising, because we want to keep our journalism open, without influence or the need to chase traffic.
The proposal will be voted upon again in September, following any modifications which may make it more likely to be passed.