Skip to comments.The EU Copyright Directive is about to make the internet worse for almost everyone
Posted on 01/21/2019 4:30:03 PM PST by aimhigh
The European Union's new Copyright Directive stands to dramatically change the way we consume news and other online content. Although originally intended to ensure creators and news organizations are fairly compensated for their work, the directive will more likely make quality news harder to find, throw financial and technical roadblocks in the way of smaller online publishers and creators, stifle free speech and negatively impact internet culture.
Article 11 requires online news aggregators like Google, Facebook or Twitter to pay licensing fees to news organizations when showing snippets of their coverage, and forces news organizations to charge these fees. . . .
What's more, the EU CD requires a "non-waivable" licensing fee, meaning smaller publishers in need of extra visibility of aggregators like Google can't simply charge a link fee of zero.
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I can start a fist fight in 5 words:
“europe needs it’s own internet”.
talk amongst yourselves.
What if publishers simply block viewers from Europe?
#2 I thought obama gave them OUR internet?
Rules like this could lead to the demise of FR.
“What if publishers simply block viewers from Europe?”
They need to control the narrative becuase there is blood in the water
“Rules like this could lead to the demise of FR.”
Only if FR is read in Europe. If Europe wants, it can block it.
Europe, last time I noticed, has no authority in the States.
(and let’s keep it that way )
What’s more, the EU CD requires a “non-waivable” licensing fee, meaning smaller publishers in need of extra visibility of aggregators like Google can’t simply charge a link fee of zero.
I asked myself, why? And then I thought mandatory fees means mandatory taxes.
This isn't uncommon. We aren't allowed to watch British Idol.
Not this particular rule, but when such rules hit the US under the next Democrat administration, something like this will be on their hit parade list.
This sounds like a bunch of high sounding principles, an issue that is an honest irritant to a significant constituency, and a cure that is worse than the problem. It will clearly hurt any news agency that does not already have a following, and I would not be surprised if some news aggregators simply block any story that links to something regulated by this rule.
but we read the daily mail
Yes it does. Thousands of years have passed and still no solution to that problem.
There are those who say China will have their own internet within a year or two. They almost have it now. Then there will be the American Internet. And I guess Europe is going their way. This makes three different realities out there. Smaller countries will choose one of those Internets or make their own.
it will make it easier for the hackers to target the fat rich westerners.
Not a bad idea as they are pretty much incestuous by nature and custom.
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