New EU copyright law could make memes illegal

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New EU copyright law could make memes illegal - Article 13 has been met with a huge amount of criticism from digital rights campaigners

Digital rights groups are warning that a new law from the European Union could effectively make memes and other similar content illegal. The proposed EU Copyright Directive is not yet law, but the European Parliament are due to vote on the legislation on 20th June 2018.

The European Parliament will vote on this new legislation on 20th June 2018

Under Article 13 of the proposed law, websites...
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In America we are allowed to copy and modify copyrighted work in order to create a parody so I don't think this law would stop us from creating memes. But I do think it will stop some websites from making money from memes that use copyrighted work. That's the way it should be anyway.
 

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A committee of MEPs has voted to accept major changes to European copyright law, which experts say could change the nature of the internet.

They voted to approve the controversial Article 13, which critics warn could put an end to memes, remixes and other user-generated content.

Article 11, requiring online platforms to pay publishers a fee if they link to their news content, was also approved.

One organisation opposed to the changes called it a "dark day".

The European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs voted by 15 votes to 10 to adopt Article 13 and by 13 votes to 12 to adopt Article 11.

It will now go to the wider European Parliament to vote on in July.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44546620
 
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The GDPR in England has been a great way to get rid of a lot of old emails.
Just quote "GDPR & Delete my data" and you can disappear.:thumb:
 

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Some good news, at least for now:

Controversial copyright law rejected by EU parliament

A controversial overhaul of the EU's copyright law that sparked a fierce debate between internet giants and content creators has been rejected.

The proposed rules would have put more responsibility on websites to check for copyright infringements, and forced platforms to pay for linking to news.

A slew of high-profile music stars had backed the change, arguing that websites had exploited their content.

But opponents said the rules would stifle internet freedom and creativity.
 

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Good, common sense prevails. Now if we could just apply some of that to our current political situation.....
 
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