Age: 47 Joined: 04 May 2006 Posts: 25077 Location: United Kingdom
Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:01 pm
Via Jean-Michel Jarre
One of the most beautiful day for Europe! The European Parliament has saved it’s dignity by allowing creators to blossom in the 21st century.! I am proud to be a European today.! #Europeforcreators #EuropeanParliament #vote
I personally am not too happy about it. Especially article 11, the "link tax".
It's "a new copyright rule for linking to news organizations and quoting text from their stories. Online platforms will have to pay for a license to link out to news publishers, and this will theoretically help support organizations that are vital for public information and drive users to their homepages.
That all sounds decent in principle, but Article 11 doesn’t bother to even define what constitutes a link. Details will be left to the 28 individual countries in the EU to figure that out. That opens the door for political abuse of how news is spread in each country, and it will likely have the opposite of its intended effect."
In other words: corporations might ask money because we're posting links here.
Basically, the problems with both laws are that they are so non-specific, that big corporations can easily exploit them. And they will.
And it will be the end of memes and reaction gifs.
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