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BREAKING: A key committee of the European Parliament has just passed new Draconian copyright rules that threaten the Internet as we know it.

 

These new rules would force websites worldwide to use automated content-filtering software to block the sharing of links, memes, and even tiny snippets of news articles on websites like Reddit and Twitter.

 

We need to sound the alarm to stop this attack on free expression online before it passes the full European Parliament and the European Council. And if you donate right now, your donation will be TRIPLED by a generous donor.

 

Will you make a donation to help stop the E.U.'s attack on the free and open Internet? All donates are TRIPLE MATCHED.

 

Here's what the E.U.'s new link tax and content-filtering rules would mean for regular people: It could now be against the law to create or share memes like the one with the Kermit teacup. Rickrolling could be illegal. If you share a news article on social media, that post could be taken down.

 

But it's worse than that, because the legal risk and expensive content-filtering technology that these rules require may force websites like Reddit to simply shut down.

 

Over 70 founders of the Internet have come out against the new rules.1 Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee said it will turn the Internet into "a tool for the automated surveillance and control of its users.”

 

And these rules affect not just the European Union, but any website visited from the E.U.—meaning virtually the entire Internet.

 

We're redoubling our emergency campaign to save the link and stop the E.U.'s attack on the Internet. Will you make a donation today? All donations are TRIPLE MATCHED.

 

https://act.openmedia.org/STL-vote?src=162724

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Please don't follow that awful trend of using the term BREAKING for any bit of news.

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Please don't follow that awful trend of using the term BREAKING for any bit of news.

 

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