Article 13 And The ‘Meme Ban’ (The Jimquisition)

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Once again people with the money want to fiddle around with the Internet in a way that won’t end well for the people with less money.

The European Union Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, specifically Article 13 and Article 11, is vague, overreaching, and looks ripe for abuse. In a world where ContentID and copyright protection is already an outdated mess, this won’t make anything better.

Not for us, anyway.

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Dancer
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But how do you *really* feel about AC: Odyssey, Jim?

kimiyoribaka
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The EU is part of the WTO, which requires its members to follow the Berne Convention, so the rights and exceptions are already defined in theory. That said, it seems like anything the EU tried to do to companies like Youtube would run into issues about the constitutional protections they have in the US.

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Maybe we’ll get lucky and they’ll do piss all to enforce it, as they’ve done with GDPR. Or maybe they only leave the pro-consumer stuff unenforced, and crack down when it’s pro-corporate “citizen” nonsense.

Ugh.