EU countries agree on copyright reforms, deal in sight next week

EU countries agree on copyright reforms, deal in sight next week

The EU moved a step closer to implementing a controversial copyright law reform that could affect what people share on websites like YouTube after politicians agreed on changes to the proposals. The reform pits tech giants like Google against publishers and content creators. EU digital chief Andrus Ansip said he hoped they could reach a deal with lawmakers at talks in the current week.

NPC#1337 T3H H0nkulAr
NPC#1337 T3H H0nkulAr 8 months

Alternate title: ‘4th Reich sets new mandates for its subjugated populace.’

Ralph
Ralph 8 months

for those that do not know, this requires ISPs and web hosts to censor potentially copyrighted material, effectively forcing companies like Google to eradicate anything that could be copyright infringing. it will be like YouTube's copyright strikes except on the entire internet and enforced by law.

AshLiamBerg
AshLiamBerg 8 months

Time to change governments that voted for this and reverse it asap. The Internet must remain free and open.

O'Brien
O'Brien 8 months

Seizing the memes of production.

Kenguru Safari
Kenguru Safari 8 months

eu elites agree* no country got to choose. all we had was a petition few even knew about. this happens daily with many small cases without people realizing.

Cary Brown
Cary Brown 8 months

The dead hand of the EU seeks to ruin everything. Now they're working on destroying and hampering the Internet. This is typical of the EU, making rules which sound bland, but are in actuality draconian and restrictive. This act would be especially damaging to small businesses and all individuals in the EU.

Justin Kidd
Justin Kidd 8 months

Danget, gotta switch countries on the VPN.

Danny
Danny 8 months

Hitler would have been proud

joe Vasquez
joe Vasquez 8 months

Old media trying to keep control of our minds and media consumption

Seth Racc
Seth Racc 8 months

Europe= Next Reich

Lord Baktor
Lord Baktor 8 months

They think they can stop us with that... We'll meme in plain text if we have to!

Darth Quaint
Darth Quaint 8 months

EU, final word of warning man: You think the yellow vests are bad? Enact this directive and watch it tear you asunder as the rest of the world is blind to it all because you forced us to cut you off rather than comply to the impossible.

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