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Thread: EU passes article 13: Death of the Internet as we know it?

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    Default EU passes article 13: Death of the Internet as we know it?

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/12/eu-l...right-law.html
    Today the EU Parliament voted in favour of a controversial reform of digital copyright laws, with potentially disastrous consequences for Internet freedom. Under Article 13 of this new law, tech giants will be forced to install
    filters that prevent copyright-protected content from being uploaded. What this essentially means is that Internet users will no longer be able to post memes, snippets of films or music, or any other content that is protected by copyright.

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    As its a directive rather than a regulation, the Oireachtas will have some say over how this implemented. Its unfortunate that FG voted for this in the EP, though positive that FF voted against.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    As its a directive rather than a regulation, the Oireachtas will have some say over how this implemented. Its unfortunate that FG voted for this in the EP, though positive that FF voted against.
    Think that SF also voted against it.
    Regards...jmcc

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    Well that's pretty crap.

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    Underlines the need for a compulsory register of members interests in the EP. Such an idea has been repeatedly voted down. The lobbyists have free rein in Brussels/Strasbourg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenian Boy View Post
    Internet users will no longer be able to post any content that is protected by copyright
    damn

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    Worth following this account on Twitter.
    https://twitter.com/Senficon

    Julia Reda has been updating it with the latest information on the activity of the scumbags in Brussels.
    Regards...jmcc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenian Boy View Post
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/12/eu-l...right-law.html
    Today the EU Parliament voted in favour of a controversial reform of digital copyright laws, with potentially disastrous consequences for Internet freedom. Under Article 13 of this new law, tech giants will be forced to install
    filters that prevent copyright-protected content from being uploaded. What this essentially means is that Internet users will no longer be able to post memes, snippets of films or music, or any other content that is protected by copyright.
    Just one more reason to tear down this empire
    Tear down the welfare state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcc View Post
    Worth following this account on Twitter.
    https://twitter.com/Senficon

    Julia Reda has been updating it with the latest information on the activity of the scumbags in Brussels.
    Still time to stop this. It will be returning to the EP early next year and before then going to the member states (not clear if that means the Council or national parliaments).

    https://www.cnet.com/news/eu-votes-t...copyright-law/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenian Boy View Post
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/12/eu-l...right-law.html
    Today the EU Parliament voted in favour of a controversial reform of digital copyright laws, with potentially disastrous consequences for Internet freedom. Under Article 13 of this new law, tech giants will be forced to install
    filters that prevent copyright-protected content from being uploaded. What this essentially means is that Internet users will no longer be able to post memes, snippets of films or music, or any other content that is protected by copyright.
    You mean they have to either use conversation or be creative themselves?
    Good.

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