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EU approves controversial Copyright Directive, 12 Sep 2018 22:30 #10162

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EU approves controversial Copyright Directive, including internet ‘link tax’ and ‘upload filter’

The European Parliament has voted in favor of the Copyright Directive, a controversial piece of legislation intended to update online copyright laws for the internet age.

The directive was originally rejected by MEPs in July following criticism of two key provisions: Articles 11 and 13, dubbed the “link tax” and “upload filter” by critics. However, in parliament this morning, an updated version of the directive was approved, along with amended versions of Articles 11 and 13. The final vote was 438 in favor and 226 against.

The fallout from this decision will be far-reaching, and take a long time to settle. The directive itself still faces a final vote in January 2019 (although experts say it’s unlikely it will be rejected). After that it will need to be implemented by individual EU member states, who could very well vary significantly in how they choose to interpret the directive’s text.

The most important parts of this are Articles 11 and 13. Article 11 is intended to give publishers and papers a way to make money when companies like Google link to their stories, allowing them to demand paid licenses. Article 13 requires certain platforms like YouTube and Facebook stop users sharing unlicensed copyrighted material.

www.theverge.com/2018/9/12/17849868/eu-internet-copyright-reform-article-11-13-approved

oops did i just breach article 11-13 by posting a link R.I.P fair use policy :(
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EU approves controversial Copyright Directive, 13 Sep 2018 09:08 #10165

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This could have a very Serious impact right across the Internet,
First; Thanks to "The Finnster" for bringing this to our attention,

First the Good News, We may have Left Europe by the time it MIGHT become law in the EU,

IF It were to become law here, Many Forums, Blogs & Private Websites would just Shut Down,
Alternatives would be Heavy Advertising on Forums, Blogs & Private Websites;
Or they would go behind a "Pay-Wall" ( As many sites do now) and become Subscription only.

Lets just all hope the Law Dont become Law in the UK.

WC will keep you all updated on events.
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EU approves controversial Copyright Directive, 13 Sep 2018 09:30 #10167

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I think for most folk who arent internet savy the impact of this will take some time to sink in but these articles will basically DESTROY the internet as we know it. say goodbye to all your favourite you tubers say goodbye to all there previously uploaded content and while your at it say goodbye to memes coz unless your the creator linking a meme is a breach of article 11
the reach of this bill is stagering in its ignorance and will lead to untold millions of job losses in the tech industry and loss of revenue for many others who use the internet to make a liveing via sites like patreon blogers who talk politics all that is now under attack
i cant stress how important it is that you all get involved in the fight its is very early day yet but camps are being drawn up and begining letter writeing campaigns

savetheinternet.info/

the above link seems to be leading the charge and have allready been involved in trying to stop this bill being passed and all there proposals to establish a fair middleground got flat out rejected and ignored due to low public awareness and support for there campaign lets try and change that and make some noise before its too late
if we dont act and put this bill down itl probably be the end of this site and many like it when we are no longer allowed to freely link in to news sites without breaching article 11 ultimately this will force many net users on to the dark web along side all the pedos and criminals.

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EU approves controversial Copyright Directive, 13 Sep 2018 09:59 #10170

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Indeed "TheFinnster" This is a Fight we cannot afford to loose,
All News Forums, Blogs, You Tube & Facebook; would end or change out of all Recognisance;
Even NOW Google filters Search results based on payments made to them, You Tube has been doing
the same thing for some time,
Facebook is close on the Trail;
If we Dont act Now, The Internet of the near future will be;
Subscription Newspapers; Commercial Shopping Sites, and Far Right wing Tory Websites.
All Private Content will be GONE !, Get Involved and Act NOW.


savetheinternet.info/
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EU approves controversial Copyright Directive, 13 Sep 2018 10:29 #10174

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Have signed Petition, And now promoting across the Internet;
While we still have an Internet. :ohmy:
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