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Welp, Article 11 and 13 have been approved by the EU.
The free internet was fun while it lasted.
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Wrong the law apparently protects quotations, memes, parodies ect. Also platforms who use information for free like Wikipedia will not fall under copyright investigations.
The problem may be with Youtube, Facebook and others who gain money trough advertisement using copyrighted material. Also it still has to be approved by the european commision who holds the final word on law's approvals. We will see what happens.
While the law has some serious flaws this is a huge overexaggeration so stop paniking. Most probably this will only mean a global content id and content takedown system a bit like there is on youtube. So annoying but most of you will never face it. Unfortunately some sites will be hit by it but shit like this already happens. After the Cambridge Analytica shit scared facebook they banned the biggest independent tv news newtork in south america if I remember right. Also in most cases false positives will be few and far in between.
I'm mostly annoyed at the law and how it's presented to the public because I really think internet regulation is needed but copyright is not the most important issue. People will get around copyright anyway. What we need is to talk how internet influences our access to information, how it changes journalism etc. This is the important case, not some 13 year old watching potato cams of Suicide Squad.