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It's only paranoia when HAARP comes to earthquake you because of link taxing or summat....

 

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Awful news: This afternoon, the EU Parliament passed a massive overhaul of EU copyright law that threatens to ruin the Internet as we know it, including the Link Tax and upload-filtering Censorship Machines. Now the EU Council is the only thing that can stop these attacks on the Internet.

 

Time to take action.

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Awful news: This afternoon, the EU Parliament passed a massive overhaul of EU copyright law that threatens to ruin the Internet as we know it, including the Link Tax and upload-filtering Censorship Machines. Now the EU Council is the only thing that can stop these attacks on the Internet.

 

Time to take action.

 

How does it threaten the Internet exactly?

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"Websites like Reddit and Wikipedia might no longer be able to operate as they do today, because automated censorship filters will block user-generated content before it even goes live.

 

Big corporate publishers are lobbying furiously to pass the Link Tax to line their pockets and protect their dying business models. That's why we're staging an all-out grassroots push to bury these attacks on the Internet once and for all.

 

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The Link Tax would affect not just Europe, but the entire Internet ecosystem.

 

Requiring websites to use automated content-filtering technology would costs millions of dollars and thousands of manpower hours, likely decimating small online businesses and startups while not even helping artists to get paid.[1]

 

Our massive public pressure forced MEPs to reject these anti-democratic copyright reforms once before. In July, MEPs rejected similar proposals by a vote of 318 to 278.[2]

 

After their July loss, the big corporate publishers that would profit from these attacks on the Internet didn't give up. Instead, they wrote reworked versions of the Link Tax and Censorship Machines that MEPs will vote on tomorrow.[2]

 

That's why OpenMedia is continuing to drive strong messages to MEPs from Internet users across the continent, so that the EU Parliament hears loud and clear: NO LINK TAX, NO CENSORSHIP MACHINES–OF ANY KIND

 

1] Mandatory upload filters in the EU?: Janos Paztor

[2] A Key Victory Against European Copyright Filters and Link Taxes - But What's Next?: Electronic Frontier Foundation

[3] ‘Internet is under threat’: what you need to know about the EU’s Copyright Directive: Polygon"

Edited by swarfendor43

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Latest update - and it's not good news:

 

"The EU is racing towards imposing Link Taxes and Censorship Machines that will fundamentally change the internet as we know it.

 

More and more the EU nations are coming out in favour of including Link Taxes and Censorship Machines.1 We need to act now to alert voters across the continent about how this sweeping copyright legislation will stop people from sharing links and posting information, even on our own news feeds.2

 

Last month, the European Parliament passed its corporate-friendly Copyright Directive, and this week, the European Council has come to the table to compromise.

 

As it now stands, eight countries are in favour of the Link Tax (or even want to see it expanded!), while seven more are willing to agree to a limited form of the Tax. Seven nations want Censorship Machines.3

 

But they aren't taking into consideration the long-term effects of these draconian policies—or listening to the public. Regular people could be in trouble with the law for creating or sharing memes. Copyright Machines could stop us from sharing news articles on social media. It will change the entire experience of the Internet.

 

And considering that many MEPs didn't understand all of the provisions of the Copyright Directive when it was passed, it's quite possible that the European Council doesn't, either.4

 

That's why it's so important that we advertise just how harmful the Link Tax and Copyright Machines are and drive comments to the European Council—now, while they are meeting—to stop this attack on the Internet.

 

Footnotes:

[1] Where EU member states stand on upload filters and the “link tax”: Julia Reda

[2] EU approves controversial Copyright Directive, including internet ‘link tax’ and ‘upload filter’: The Verge

[3] Where EU member states stand on upload filters and the “link tax”: Julia Reda

[4] The man behind the EU’s copyright law is “surprised” by what’s in the proposal: Quartz"

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I stand by by post from June on this matter.

the only people who do care are the EU who are yet another bunch of "suits" who dont actually know how the internet works......and tbh i dont think this idea will actually work.

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