A small update on the situation.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44482381
Opponents of proposed European copyright reforms are stepping up efforts to convince politicians to vote against the measures.
The vote on the Copyright Directive comes before the European Parliament on 20 June, It aims to rebalance copyright controls for the net age but critics say it will stifle freedom of expression.
Net veterans have signed an open letter against the directive and others have made tools to aid lobbying efforts.
Article 13 of the Copyright Directive has given rise to the most protests. Critics say this requires web services to filter everything people put online to ensure what they post does not impinge on any copyrighted material.
Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee, net pioneer Vint Cerf, Jimmy Wales from Wikipedia, and many others sent an open letter to the European Union this week urging it to scrap the article.
In the letter they warned that if Article 13 were to be passed as it is now drafted, it could restrict online life.
Why should "copyright" laws dictate the future direction of humanity and its free expression ? It seems a radical shift of normality to even consider equating such a basic value, the only suggested reason for a sudden love of copyright expansion is obviously a fresh appraisal of how much money the copyright maximalists have placed on the table, they are after all no different to a mafia, if you dont agree with them they target you and they have a history of delivering a diverse portfolio of rewards to politicians whom "see things the right
way", this is all in the public domain just for the googling, are we happy to sit back and allow these types of commercial pond life the final say over what we can do on this great internet ?
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