What is Article 13? Why should I be worried? Anybody here who has a say in the matter doing something about it? 6 replies

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random_soldier1337

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#1 5 months ago

What the topic says.




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#2 5 months ago

It's up for vote on June 20-21. What you can do is write your MEP ahead of this vote.


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#3 5 months ago

Some more bullshit laws to affect the entire internet.


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#4 5 months ago
    Posted by Serio, of Todd

    It's up for vote on June 20-21. What you can do is write your MEP ahead of this vote.


    https://act1.openmedia.org/savethelink

Oh I wasn't asking what I could do. I'm just a filthy 3rd worlder who doesn't even have internet.




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#5 5 months ago
Posted by Mikey

Some more bullshit laws to affect the entire internet.

Wonder if this is some sort of conspiracy. First US does away with net neutrality then EU puts this shit.




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#6 5 months ago
Posted by random_soldier1337
Posted by Mikey

Some more bullshit laws to affect the entire internet.

Wonder if this is some sort of conspiracy. First US does away with net neutrality then EU puts this shit.

There's a major difference. Anyone can put forth legislation proposals. The EU is a multi-party democratic institution, whereas the US has a single party in power right now that can make and break legislation as they please. It's plausible to speculate that right wing authoritarians saw the success of repealing net neutrality in the US, and decided to try the same over here, but that's about as far as it goes I imagine.


For those that are curious about what Article 13 in particular does, a brief summary;


Article 13

Use of protected content by information society service providers storing and giving access to large amounts of works and other subject-matter uploaded by their users


1.Information society service providers that store and provide to the public access to large amounts of works or other subject-matter uploaded by their users shall, in cooperation with rightholders, take measures to ensure the functioning of agreements concluded with rightholders for the use of their works or other subject-matter or to prevent the availability on their services of works or other subject-matter identified by rightholders through the cooperation with the service providers. Those measures, such as the use of effective content recognition technologies, shall be appropriate and proportionate. The service providers shall provide rightholders with adequate information on the functioning and the deployment of the measures, as well as, when relevant, adequate reporting on the recognition and use of the works and other subject-matter.


2.Member States shall ensure that the service providers referred to in paragraph 1 put in place complaints and redress mechanisms that are available to users in case of disputes over the application of the measures referred to in paragraph 1.


3.Member States shall facilitate, where appropriate, the cooperation between the information society service providers and rightholders through stakeholder dialogues to define best practices, such as appropriate and proportionate content recognition technologies, taking into account, among others, the nature of the services, the availability of the technologies and their effectiveness in light of technological developments

Source: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A52016PC0593



In layman's terms, it will require internet service providers to implement content recognition tools that will pick up any material - no matter how "harmless" it might be - and report it to the copyright holders as infringement. If you post a video to YouTube that contains copyrighted music, that would be reported. In worst case scenario, you may even find your connection closed or the content unable to go through.








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#7 5 months ago

How would this affect our modding related activities? I know one user on the Doom subreddit I frequent was very concerned by it.