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The EU Copyright Directive is about to make the internet worse for almost everyone
Android Central ^ | 01/20/2019 | Alex Dobie

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: copyright; copyrightdirective; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; eu; eucopyright; europe; europeanunion; facebook; fascistbook; google; imperialism; internet; markzuckerberg; mediawingofthednc; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; royalties; smearmachine; technotyranny; youtube; zuckerberg
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1 posted on 01/21/2019 4:30:03 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

I can start a fist fight in 5 words:

“europe needs it’s own internet”.

talk amongst yourselves.


2 posted on 01/21/2019 4:31:58 PM PST by JohnBrowdie
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To: aimhigh

What if publishers simply block viewers from Europe?


3 posted on 01/21/2019 4:35:37 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Every time a lefty cries "racism", a Trump voter gets his wings.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

#2 I thought obama gave them OUR internet?


4 posted on 01/21/2019 4:35:42 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: aimhigh

Rules like this could lead to the demise of FR.


5 posted on 01/21/2019 4:37:47 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Jeff Chandler

“What if publishers simply block viewers from Europe?”

Good idea.


6 posted on 01/21/2019 4:38:42 PM PST by CondorFlight
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To: aimhigh

They need to control the narrative becuase there is blood in the water


7 posted on 01/21/2019 4:40:04 PM PST by ronnie raygun (nic dip.com)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“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 )


8 posted on 01/21/2019 4:40:26 PM PST by CondorFlight
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To: aimhigh

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.


9 posted on 01/21/2019 4:41:16 PM PST by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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To: aimhigh
Gov't f•cks-up everything it touches.
10 posted on 01/21/2019 4:41:58 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
What if publishers simply block viewers from Europe?

This isn't uncommon. We aren't allowed to watch British Idol.

11 posted on 01/21/2019 4:42:45 PM PST by aimhigh (1 John 3:23 "And THIS is His commandment . . . ")
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To: CondorFlight

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.


12 posted on 01/21/2019 4:42:57 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: aimhigh

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.


13 posted on 01/21/2019 4:43:47 PM PST by Fraxinus (My opinion, worth what you paid.)
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To: aimhigh
"quality news"?

OxyMORONic....

14 posted on 01/21/2019 4:43:48 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: aimhigh

but we read the daily mail


15 posted on 01/21/2019 4:45:44 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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To: carriage_hill

Yes it does. Thousands of years have passed and still no solution to that problem.


16 posted on 01/21/2019 4:59:57 PM PST by chulaivn66 (No. Your move.)
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To: minnesota_bound
President Trump told them to PO... 😂
17 posted on 01/21/2019 5:08:10 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists...Socialists...Fascists & AntiFa...Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: JohnBrowdie

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.


18 posted on 01/21/2019 5:08:40 PM PST by poinq
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it will make it easier for the hackers to target the fat rich westerners.


19 posted on 01/21/2019 5:11:48 PM PST by JohnBrowdie
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To: JohnBrowdie

Not a bad idea as they are pretty much incestuous by nature and custom.


20 posted on 01/21/2019 5:23:16 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Start using cash and checks or the elite class and bankers will make "cashless" the norm.)
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