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Postby Pixel8r » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:25 am » Safari 11.1 Safari 11.1  Mac OS X Mac OS X  Screen Resolution: 2560 x 1440 2560 x 1440

Another reason not to post full text from other sites onto here. It is fine to post a very short amount of an article with a link to the original. I know I have taken some flak, in the past, for being strict on this but I don't want this site closed down due to some copyright troll. Please be careful.

Don't Share This! EU's New Copyright Law Could Kill The Free Internet

It's good to share. But the European Parliament clearly doesn't think so. Its new copyright legislation, passed last week, clamps down quite severely on sharing things online. The dynamism of the internet is at threat. When Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, warns us of the dangers the new law poses, we should all sit up straight and pay attention.

For a start, the legislation shifts the responsibility for the uploading of copyright material to the internet platforms themselves. Beforehand it was the job of the companies who thought their copyright was infringed to do this. Many don't bother, and are happy to see their material uploaded to sites like YouTube as they know it promotes an artist's work and boosts sales. But all that is likely to change.

Under Article 13, platforms would have to install “upload filters”.YouTube could be shorn of much of its content. Big sites would probably survive but, as ZDNet warns here, smaller sites could easily be put out of business by “copyright trolls”.
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