Friday, June 9, 2017

While EU Copyright Protests Mount, the Proposals Get Even Worse; Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), June 1, 2017

Jeremy Malcolm, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF); While EU Copyright Protests Mount, the Proposals Get Even Worse

"This week, EFF joined Creative Commons, Wikimedia, Mozilla, EDRi, Open Rights Group, and sixty other organizations in signing an open letter [PDF] addressed to Members of the European Parliament expressing our concerns about two key proposals for a new European "Digital Single Market" Directive on copyright.

These are the "value gap" proposal to require Internet platforms to put in place automatic filters to prevent copyright-infringing content from being uploaded by users (Article 13) and the equally misguided "link tax" proposal that would give news publishers a right to compensation when snippets of the text of news articles are used to link to the original source (Article 11)."

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