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[–]useless_aether[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (6 children)

"Despite today's outcome, though, we're still a long way from actual legislation. Today's decision will be subject to even more negotiations between politicians and member states, with a final vote by the EU Parliament in January. Individual member states can then interpret the directive as they see fit before turning it into law. If these provisions make it through the next round of debates, though, the internet could soon look like a very different place."

also: https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/12/17849868/eu-internet-copyright-reform-article-11-13-approved

[–]Mnemonic 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (5 children)

Just a tip: You can use > to quote.

I would like to see a compilation of all the people who voted in favor explaining why and how they think the internet works. Would give Shadenfreude for over a year.

  • But no, they are not accountable in such a way.

Why 13 is so, so bad:

Article 13, they say, is even worse. The legislation requires that platforms proactively work with rightsholders to stop users uploading copyrighted content. The only way to do so would be to scan all data being uploaded to sites like YouTube and Facebook. This would create an incredible burden for small platforms, and could be used as a mechanism for widespread censorship.

[–]useless_aether[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (4 children)

i like the 'honest government ads' rendition of it :-)

[–]Mnemonic 1 insightful - 2 funny1 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 2 funny -  (3 children)

[–]useless_aether[S] 1 insightful - 2 funny1 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 2 funny -  (2 children)

[–]Mnemonic 1 insightful - 2 funny1 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 2 funny -  (1 child)

You should post that in /s/funny

[–]useless_aether[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

okeydokey!