EU citizens!

#Article13 has lurched back into life due to a last minute Franco-German deal:

Any profit-making site over 3 years old will have to install YouTube-style automatic copyright filters on all uploads.

In practice, they would have to outsource it to Google etc. Big tech would choose what we see, even on tiny indie sites.

Please tell your MEPs today, in your own words, that this is not acceptable. They vote on this next Monday:


@switchingsocial More likely: owners will withdraw all founds from their companies after 3 years, liquidate and create a new company.


Well... as far as I can tell they don't mean three years from the law passing, they mean any site that is now already over three years old.

So, a lot of indie sites might have to install filters immediately, or dissolve themselves. Either way, not a great idea.

@switchingsocial Yes. After 3 years of a company existence. I didn't express myself clearly. Sorry.

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