Europe takes another step towards copyright pre-filters for user generated content


#1

“In a key vote this morning the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee has backed the two most controversial elements of a digital copyright reform package — which critics warn could have a chilling effect on Internet norms like memes and also damage freedom of expression online.”

“MEPs must reject this law, which would create a Robo-copyright regime intended to zap any image, text, meme or video that appears to include copyright material, even when it is entirely legal material.”


#2

an article about the outcome and the preceding measures https://juliareda.eu/2018/06/not-giving-up/

the fun fact. the head of the committee Voss is member of the german party CDU. in their coalition treaty with the SPD is a sentence about upload filters and that they are rejected by the coaltion as disproportional on a national level. but european laws are directly binding for national laws so mister voss was actively violating the premisses of the treaty.