EU Internet Censorship Will Censor the Whole World's Internet

October 11, 2018

As the EU advances the new Copyright Directive towards becoming law in its 28 member-states, it's important to realise that the EU's plan will end up censoring the Internet for everyone, not just Europeans.

A quick refresher: Under Article 13 of the new Copyright Directive, anyone who operates a (sufficiently large) platform where people can post works that might be copyrighted (like text, pictures, videos, code, games, audio etc) will have to crowdsource a database of "copyrighted works" that users aren't allowed to post, and block anything that seems to match one of the database entries.

Read more at: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/10/eu-internet-censorship-will-censor-whole-worlds-internet



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