Share on Facebook Tweet this Share Members of the European Parliament voted to strike down a controversial copyright law that could have broad implications on internet memes, Wikipedia, and news content. When we didn't reiterate every single phrase evere mentioned in a movie. So yeah, it's prety much retarded to do anything about memes, it's just a very basic and simple form of satire, I don't see nothing wrong with that. These articles essentially reverse earlier In a 2016 decision, the court ruled that simply linking to copyrighted materials does not count as infringement. Dude i am gonna cry if i can't make memes anymore,i will have a mental breakdown. To the extent possible under law, the creator has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work. Copyright law tends to be the thin end of the wedge.
Good luck getting them past the automated filter. We see this all too often on YouTube already. Not even memes are safe. It seems that, as often before, politicians have completely failed to understand how the internet itself works. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said mandatory upload filters could turn out to be more harmful than beneficial. In fact, they may well backfire — and they are certain to cause collateral damage to freedom of expression and harm independent creators, small publishers and startups. After all, we want to live in a world where people creating content are fairly paid for their services, and piracy can take a big chunk out of that.
Until we get there: Grit your teeth and pick up the phone! However, it was adopted with a 15:10 split, meaning it has a good shot at passing into law. The controversial articles — 11 and 13 — effectively establish , , and. As it stands, if you upload something to that website and someone complains that their copyright is being infringed, the site's owners are supposed to take it down. Article 13 would have created major obstacles to uploading copyrighted work to Facebook, YouTube or any other site. For one, consider how the internet constantly remixes media. These problems exist at the national level as well, and regulating the internet in 28 different ways on one continent is utterly unworkable. If a site wants money, they're not going to make people pay to give them free advertising.
A lot has changed since then -- like the birth of Facebook and virtually every other form of social media. They're going to go and make some money. That picture of Ewan McGregor that you've lovingly slapped a caption on is copyrighted material. There are a ton of them out there and most of them are pretty bad. Reddit and YouTube and Imgur and Google might be able to afford it.
Google won't be happy - may have to pay some news sites to every be allowed to show their links in the news results. However, there is a way to change that. Will you do your part? Article 13 would require platforms to their users and filter any submissions that could violate copyright infringement. The link tax is just ridiculous. Everything would be passed through an automated filter, and nobody would want to take any risks. Media via , , Anonymous, Disney, Disney, Jonathan Lee, Inverse. That's bad for competition, which is bad for the consumer -- and for the marketplace as a whole.
As Salon has previously reported, memes originally meant as silly online jokes have been The battle over this legislation was no exception. So is it all over? We see this all too often on YouTube already. A year and a half ago, the Commissioner who proposed this law came right out and turn on subtitles for an English translation. All the committee vote does is move the proposals forward into the next step of the legislative process. And your contribution could make the crucial difference. So in short, people aren't happy with it. One final note Are you frustrated you have to constantly fight to defend your digital rights? If Article 13 passes, the order of that will change: in a post-Article 13 world, when a user uploads content, the service provider checks whether the content is not copyrighted and blocks it if it is.
If, say, a computer game company teases an update, are youtubers allowed to talk about it in a video? The bill will be sent back to committee for revision ahead of a newly scheduled September vote. It may affect memes because they're often from copyrighted material and are shared like crazy. In the United States and Europe, fair use laws have made the internet a ripe source of business expansion. Let that one sink in. They were willing to fight for their freedom on the screen , but didn't care about their real freedom.
Every single call, every share and every campaign idea could be the one that saves our freedoms online from being restricted. Did you feel out of the loop? Together, these groups have 13 votes on the Legal Affairs Committee — one more than the opposition: Share this image! Article 13 and Article 11, for that matter do very little to fix problems that exist, and add a whole raft of new problems on top. Opponents to the copyright directive claimed online organizations such as Wikipedia and GitHub would be at risk of shutting down because of the Link Tax. The fact that the eu would spend time and money to legislate memes is just ridiculous for me, we got refugees coming from all over the place, no one wants to help or cares and they end up dying in camps or in the sea, we got terrorist attacks everywhere, half the countries are in deep shit economically, and the other half are soon going to be in deep shit as well, and those guys make laws about memes, this is just unbelievable. If top-level comments are riddled with memes or non-answers then no one wins.
Just how much are you able to post before the filter says no? If everything in the articles makes it onto the voting block, it would severely hamper free exchange of news and memes on the European internet. Basically, it makes websites like Reddit and YouTube check everything uploaded rigourously for any trace of copyrighted content and remove it. For centuries, capitalist countries have tried to find the sweet spot of regulation that allows corporations to grow off of good ideas without stifling would-be entrepreneurs who could take those ideas and make them better. The last major action Congress took regarding the , when the Digital Millennium Copyright Act was signed into law by Bill Clinton. Long live the land of Kekistan! The copyright proposal will be reexamined in September after policy makers edit and refine the document. There is an entire industry now dedicated solely to the management and mastery of social media, positions which were non-existent less than a decade ago and are essential today. And there will be a civil war in Europe for memes.
And your contribution could make the crucial difference. Eventually, the meme lords will win, destroy the union, and recreate it into a more conservative union, the Republic of Kekistan! But a lot of those memes are technically intellectual property theft. The measures can be softly contested through , which would require all 751 members to vote instead of just 25. This could prevent people from uploading remixes, parodies, memes and even links to articles on news sites. If Article 11 and Article 13 are passed, a platform would have to monitor for any copyright violations made by posters and stamp them out. Try to be as neutral as possible.