Thursday, June 14, 2018
Europe's New Copyright Rules Will Be Devastating to the Internet as We Know It; Motherboard, June 14, 2018
Karl Bode, Motherboard; Europe's New Copyright Rules Will Be Devastating to the Internet as We Know It
"The formal death of net neutrality and the AT&T-Time Warner merger have received plenty of justified attention this week for the numerous ways they will negatively impact free speech and internet competition. But activists, startups, and businesses alike warn that a new copyright proposal out of the European Union has the potential to cause even greater damage to the internet as we know it.
The EU proposal in question is an attempt to shore up existing problems with EU copyright law. But the poorly crafted nature of the effort could have a profoundly negative impact on everything from your ability to share hot memes to the survival of new startups."