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EU Puts An End To The Open Internet: Link Taxes And Filters Approved By Just 5 Votes
submitted 7 months ago by Skuly from techdirt.com
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The fun bit.
"While we now need to see how each of the member states will implement the actual laws put forth in the Directive (meaning the damage in some states may be more mitigatable than in others), on the whole the EU Copyright Directive requires laws that effectively end the open internet as an open communications medium. Sites that previously allowed content creators to freely publish content will now be forced to make impossible choices: license all content (which is literally impossible), filter all content (expensive and failure-prone), or shut down"