Article 13 Was Purposefully Designed To Be Awful For The Internet; EU Moves Forward With It Anyway

Found on Techdirt on Monday, 11 February 2019
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This happened despite the fact that there's basically no one left who supports this version of Article 13. The public is widely against it. The internet companies are against it. And, perhaps surprisingly, even the legacy copyright companies -- who pushed so hard for this -- are still angry about the result, which they insist is too lenient on the internet.

It would, effectively, make it nearly impossible for any website to ever host any user-generated content. In nearly all cases it would require expensive and problematic upload filters.

What's to complain about? The best politicians you can buy with money are sitting in Bruessel, next to lobbyists with money-filled suitcases.