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EU Copyright craziness (21 Jun, 2018)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:57 am
by aardvark_admin
This column is archived at: https://aardvark.co.nz/daily/2018/0621.shtml

What are they smoking?

The EU wants to make hypertext linking a crime unless permission is first obtained and any fee (designated by the copyright owner) is paid -- doesn't that stab right at the heart of the paradigm on which the web has been constructed?

And no memes? Surely Twitter and Instagram would not be happy about that -- given the number of memes that circulate via their services each and every day.

Is the only way for the rest of the world to knock sense into the heads of the EU politicians to do what YouTube did earlier this week -- and simply deny them access. Would a few weeks of not being able to access PornHub or online gambling sites soon change the mind of dim-witted EU politicians?

Re: EU Copyright craziness (21 Jun, 2018)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:42 am
by Kiwiiano
I suspect that anyone working on something that will be deemed illegal will merely move it off-shore under pseudonyms so the EU will have to build their own fence. Trump would be proud of them.

Re: EU Copyright craziness (21 Jun, 2018)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:43 am
by phill
just makes me wonder what will be the effect of brexit on the balance of eu legislation

and is greater germania getting desperate for anther slap down

Re: EU Copyright craziness (21 Jun, 2018)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:29 am
by mad
Things like this give an insight in to why the UK voted to leave......