Saturday, 21 July, 2018

European Union plan for internet chaos delayed … for now

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Troy Mann | 07 July, 2018, 15:59

If the articles do not pass September's vote, they may very well be trashed, at least for now.

The Copyright Directive was voted down by lawmakers, with 318 opposing the measure and 278 supporting it.

The directive's other controversial article introduced an option for European Union states to require online aggregators to compensate publishers for reproducing parts of their news and information.

While proponents of the bill, such as Paul McCartney, argued that the proposal is meant to secure revenues for artists that would otherwise be lost from the unauthorized use of their material on content-sharing platforms like YouTube, opponents of the bill claimed that it would endanger freedom of expression and the public's access to information.

It was the collaboration of all that opposed the legislation, from celebrities such as musician Paul McCartney and web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee, to the dedicated public that helped MEPs get this win under their belt. The latter would have seen the creation of an automated copyright filter that would flag and potentially ban uploaded media no matter of its original source.

"The European Parliament will now be able, in an open debate, to improve the text and defend freedom of expression ahead of the next elections", said Diego Naranjo, Senior Policy Advisor at EDRi.

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As per to Deutsche Welle, the proposed law will make obligatory new regulations for content and direct IT companies to legalize what users upload. "We need to have a directive that reaches broad support and is properly discussed", she wrote.

But two articles (the 11th and 13th) in the draft sparked criticism among many deputies.

Earlier this week, a citizens' petition against the copyright legislation gathered hundreds of thousands of signatures. Critics attempting to stop the negotiations claimed the bill would spell "the end of the internet".

Precisely. And the Wikipedia community is not so narrow minded as to let the rest of the Internet suffer just because we are big enough that they try to throw us a bone.

Axel Voss, the German MEP who attempted to bring in the directive, said internet organisations had used false arguments against the copyright law.

There is significant opposition to the reforms and the vote is expected to be a close-run affair. "We are confident that the European Parliament will finally approve what is right for the future of the EU's economy, competitiveness and fundamental values against these global forces".

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