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    EU copyright directive 2018 (a few quotations about Article 13 and 11)



    Hello,

    i would like to ask You to please check the information regarding Eu Copyright directive that will be voted upon in June 2018.

    Here are most relevant information about risks of approving this directive proposal i have found:

    1) Article 13

    "This [law] will lead to excessive filtering and deletion of content and limit the freedom to impart information on the one hand, and the freedom to receive information on the other."
    – 57 signatories (https://www.liberties.eu/en/news/delete-article-thirteen-open-letter/13194) representing fundamental rights organisations, including Human Rights Watch and Reporters without Borders

    "States and intergovernmental organizations should refrain from establishing laws or arrangements that would require the “proactive” monitoring or filtering of content, which is both inconsistent with the right to privacy and likely to amount to pre-publication censorship."
    – United Nations Human Rights Council report (https://freedex.org/a-human-rights-approach-to-platform-content-regulation/)

    "The proposed measures will require monitoring and filtering of anything that European citizens upload to content-sharing services

    The impact of making internet hosting providers liable for activities about which they have no knowledge would be huge. It would, in reality, require both extensive monitoring of everything uploaded to the internet and deletion of any communications that generated a legal risk for the provider. This would result in a huge “chilling effect” on freedom of expression, and massive private censorship, undermining innovation and competition"
    https://edri.org/files/copyright/copyright_proposal_article13.pdf

    "By requiring Internet platforms to perform automatic filtering all of the content that their users upload, Article 13 takes an unprecedented step towards the transformation of the Internet, from an open platform for sharing and innovation, into a tool for the automated surveillance and control of its users."
    – Letter https://www.eff.org/files/2018/06/13/article13letter.pdf
    – Article about the letter https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/internet-luminaries-ring-alarm-eu-copyright-filtering-proposal

    An example of problems the Article 13 can bring to internet services:
    https://blog.github.com/2018-03-14-eu-proposal-upload-filters-code/

    Funny (?) animated video showing Article 13 supporter Axel Voss "breaking" the internet:


    2) Article 11

    "It has been suggested that the right will prevent the re-use of snippets from, and hyperlinks[1] to, publicly available websites. If these claims turn out to be true, the new right will also harm freedom of expression and freedom of art, and impede innovation" (Article 11)
    https://www.ivir.nl/academics-against-press-publishers-right/

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    Majority of the EU Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) voted for both the link tax and internet upload filters: https://juliareda.eu/2018/06/not-giving-up/

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    Europe wants internet companies to filter our uploads

    https://juliareda.eu/eu-copyright-reform/censorship-machines/



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    "We oppose this EU copyright package because of its detrimental effects on internet freedom, access to knowledge, and collaboration online." source: Wikimedia Foundation

    48 hours remaining before the vote in the EU parliament

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    The European Parliament has sent the copyright law (automatic recognition and filtering of the internet uploaded content and the linking tax) back to the drawing board. Vote was 318 vs 278. So there is time for the discussion and the modification or the removal of the questionable articles 11 and 13. All MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) will get to vote on #uploadfilters and the #linktax in September 10–13, 2018. https://twitter.com/Senficon/status/1014850204355432448

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    thes are very strict

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    Join the protest on copyright action day in your city TODAY: https://saveyourinternet.today

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    Within 3 days (Wednesday 12th of September, 2018), MEPs will vote on amendments of the Copyright directive!!
    it is important vote. Contact you MEPs if you feel this is important issue.

    https://www.liberties.eu/en/news/draft-copyright-directive-amendments-analysis/15721
    https://juliareda.eu/2018/09/copyright-showdown/
    https://www.create.ac.uk/policy-responses/eu-copyright-reform/#summary

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    There seems to be the copyright directive proposal after the September 12, 2018 European parliament vote. This proposal will be used as a basis for "trilogue" negotiations (and possible slight modifications i assume) and then its final form will be voted in European parliament (EP) at the end of 2018 or at the beginning of the 2019. Note that the proposal can be read in most or all EU languages (buttons on the top).

    On that page, in the amended/adopted text i found following interesting parts:

    ARTICLE 11:
    "1a. The rights referred to in paragraph 1 shall not prevent legitimate private and non-commercial use of press publications by individual users."
    -> it seems to me that regular users should not need to worry linking any articles..(including copying article title or one or two sentences of the article) also small site owners i think also do not need to worry doing the same, because press publishers "may obtain fair and proportionate remuneration", the "may" looks to me like the site owners should not be penalized or sued for the linking in case press publisher not get in contact with them to make a deal for getting provisions for the linking) - i may be wrong

    ARTICLE 13:
    "When defining best practices, special account shall be taken of fundamental rights, the use of exceptions and limitations as well as ensuring that the burden on SMEs remains appropriate and that automated blocking of content is avoided ."
    It is good that small to medium enterprises (companies) should be excluded, i guess it means they do not need to filter any content! "Only" big enterprises like Google, Vimeo etc. will probably have to filter copyrighted works i think. The solution to this filtering (or censorship) would be to use different website which will allow the content upload. For example, an artist/author of an "copyrighted" meme will see his content automatically blocked, because it was not published, he either move to different site and say to his fans where he moved.. or he upload it to other website where it is allowed and link to it from original site.

    So after all as i understand it, it may not be so huge issue for the internet as it may seemed and described by Julia Reda and others. But certainly from my standpoint it is not good to make platforms filter the content, because it will without doubt cause false positives.

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