March 27, 2019

Article 13: The EU just banned MEMES (but that’s just the start)

Jack BuckbyRebel Contributor

The EU Copyright Directive has been passed in the European Parliament, meaning memes have effectively been banned in Europe.

The fluke passage of Article 13 is allegedly designed to give power back to copyright holders and hold big business and tech to account, but it seems to be doing the opposite.

Google’s parent company Alphabet is set to profit big from the use of new algorithms designed to stop copyrighted materials being shared online.

Small businesses are going to be hit, and YouTubers are likely to see their ad revenue stripped from them in copyright claims. All this is happening because MEPs just don’t know anything about how the Internet works.

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commented 2019-03-28 02:16:04 -0400
Jan G it is truly a double edged sword. The scenes from the John Wick movies where they use old non digital filing and record keeping at assassin central( or whatever you want to call it) makes perfect sense and would be quite smart considering the climate of the digital world these days.
commented 2019-03-28 02:11:42 -0400
Dan Mancuso scary isn’t it? Even more scary is that useful idiots are oblivious to how it creeps in one step at a time.
commented 2019-03-28 00:06:52 -0400
And technology is a good thing?
I sometimes can’t believe we’re on the right planet.
commented 2019-03-27 23:25:14 -0400
Mandatory tracking devices and speed governors! WTF!

Are you going to let them implant a mandatory RFID in you when the time comes, Jack?

Do you guys not remember fighting the NAZIs a few years back, and who they were, or even the Reds more recently?

It sounds like Britain is lost…how did you let that happen?

We’re letting the same fifth columnists and other traitors do the same thing here in Canada…and why are we letting it happen?

WTF?!