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PostSubject: WOW! EU want to destroy the Internet. Mass book burning 2.0.   Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:04 am


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PostSubject: Re: WOW! EU want to destroy the Internet. Mass book burning 2.0.   Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:20 pm

https://gizmodo.com/europe-decides-not-to-ruin-the-internet-1827359990

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Europe Decides Not to Ruin the Internet


On Thursday, members of European Parliament held a vote on the misguided new copyright reforms that posed a threat to memes, online encyclopedias, news organizations, and pretty much everything that’s good online. Incredibly, lawmakers decided not to do the dumb thing and voted down the bill. It’s not over yet, but there’s plenty of reason to celebrate.

In June, the European Union’s legal affairs committee voted to move forward with a vote on the first major overhaul of European copyright law since 2001. The vote on Thursday was widely expected to be the decisive moment on whether the legislation would become the law of the land, but public outcry and a campaign by some of the biggest names in tech appears to have worked in raising awareness about the shortcomings of the bill. In a 318-278 decision, E.U. lawmakers elected to send the legislation back to committee for review, and a new vote is expected in September.

The controversy over the new copyright directive stems from two vague but incredibly consequential pieces of the legislation. The first, Article 11, calls for a “link tax” that would require popular websites to pay news organizations for linking to articles or using snippets of text. The second, Article 13, mandates that the same platforms—estimated to cover the top 20 percent of sites—use a content filtering system to prevent copyrighted works from being uploaded to the web. In both cases, the bill lacked specificity in how websites should implement the requirements, leaving many to expect that they would simply take the most heavy-handed approach to avoid running afoul of the law.

More than anything, the legislation was wrongheaded because it gave no consideration to fair use practices. Earlier this week, Italian, Spanish, Estonian, Latvian, Polish, French, and Portuguese versions of Wikipedia blocked users from accessing pages on their sites in order to raise awareness about the copyright directive and to encourage users to contact their representatives. Wikipedia is a quintessential example of the good that can come from the fair use of links, quotation, and media sharing. Articles 11 and 13 pose a direct threat to the platform’s ability to continue to operate while large tech companies have the resources to absorb the cost of the legislation, were it to become law—demonstrating the ways the bill would actually benefit the tech overlords it was intended to rein in.

While the legislation’s supporters hoped to give news outlets and copyright holders some protection from platforms like Google and Facebook that have managed to gobble up advertising revenues, it posed the risk of giving those corporations even more power. A company like Google already has content filtering systems in place that it’s spent a lot of money to implement, and it could pay the link tax if that became necessary. But as Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, and more than 100 other tech pioneers argued last month, smaller platforms would struggle and innovation would be stifled. “The damage that this may do to the free and open Internet as we know it is hard to predict, but in our opinions could be substantial,” they wrote.

The fact is, we’re living in a crucial moment when lawmakers around the world are quickly realizing that big tech must be regulated in some way, and they’re in a hurry to make something happen. But they should be listening to the kind of people that signed the letter of opposition along with Berners-Lee when they’re crafting regulations. It’s hard to overstate how surprising it is to see politicians pull back from the brink of disaster and simply say “let’s reconsider this.” But there’s no guarantee that further consideration will produce a better outcome. This copyright directive took people by surprise, and it didn’t have time to worm its way into the collective consciousness the way that, say, net neutrality has. It’s more important than ever that activists keep this topic in the public conversation.

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PostSubject: Re: WOW! EU want to destroy the Internet. Mass book burning 2.0.   Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:48 am

http://www.votewatch.eu/en/term8-copyright-in-the-digital-single-market-draft-legislative-resolution-vote-decision-to-enter-into-inte.html#/

Looks like the French were behind this legislation.

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How did member states vote on EU copyright?

The breakdown from Votewatch.eu:

Austria: 5 in favour, 8 against, 4 abstentions, 1 non-voter (Total MEPs present: 17/18)

Belgium: 10 in favour, 10 against, 1 non-voter (Total MEPs present: 20/21)

Bulgaria: 8 in favour, 3 against, 1 abstention, 5 non-voters (Total MEPs present: 12/17)

Croatia: 5 in favour, 6 against (Total MEPs present: 11/11)

Cyprus: 2 in favour, 2 against, 1 abstention, 1 non-voter (Total MEPs present: 5/6)

Czech Republic: 2 in favour, 6 against, 8 abstentions, 5 non-voters (Total MEPs present: 16/21)

Denmark: 4 in favour, 8 against, 1 non-voter (Total MEPs present: 12/13)

Estonia: 1 in favour, 5 against (Total MEPs present: 6/6)

Finland: 3 in favour, 9 against, 1 non-voter (Total MEPs present: 12/13)

France: 61 in favour, 8 against, 5 non-voters (Total MEPs present: 69/74)

Germany: 36 in favour, 49 against, 1 abstention, 10 non-voters (Total MEPs present: 86/96)

Greece: 8 in favour, 9 against, 4 non-voters (Total MEPs present: 17/21)

Hungary: 10 in favour, 8 against, 3 non-voters (Total MEPs present: 18/21)

Ireland: 3 in favour (Brian Hayes, Deirdre Clune, Séan Kelly), 6 against (Liadh Ní Riada, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, Lynn Boylan, Nessa Childers, Marian Harkin, Matt Carthy), 2 non-voters (Brian Crowley, Mairead McGuinness). (Total MEPs present: 9/11)

Italy: 23 in favour, 32 against, 1 abstention, 17 non-voters (Total MEPs present: 56/73)

Latvia: 5 in favour, 2 against, 1 non-voter (Total MEPs present: 7/Cool

Lithuania: 1 in favour, 6 against, 4 non-voters (Total MEPs present: 7/11)

Luxembourg: 4 in favour, 1 against, 1 non-voter (Total MEPs present: 5/6)

Malta: 4 in favour, 2 against (Total MEPs present: 6/6)

Netherlands: 3 in favour, 17 against, 6 non-voters (Total MEPs present: 20/26)

Poland: 0 in favour, 38 against, 3 abstentions, 10 non-voters (Total MEPs present: 41/51)

Portugal: 12 in favour, 6 against, 1 abstention, 2 non-voters (Total MEPs present: 19/21)

Romania: 20 in favour, 4 against, 2 abstentions, 6 non-voters (Total MEPs present: 26/32)

Slovakia: 3 in favour, 5 against, 5 abstentions (Total MEPs present: 13/13)

Slovenia: 1 in favour, 4 against, 2 abstentions, 1 non-voter (Total MEPs present: 7/Cool

Spain: 17 in favour, 17 against, 1 abstention, 19 non-voters (Total MEPs present: 35/54)

Sweden: 0 in favour, 16 against, 4 non-voters (Total MEPs present: 16/20)

UK: 27 in favour, 29 against, 1 abstention, 16 non-voters (Total MEPs present: 57/73)

Updated, 11.44am, 6 July 2018: This article was updated to clarify that Slovakia had zero non-voters (not 5) and that the total number of MEPs present for Sweden was 16 (not 20).  

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PostSubject: Re: WOW! EU want to destroy the Internet. Mass book burning 2.0.   Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:56 am


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PostSubject: Re: WOW! EU want to destroy the Internet. Mass book burning 2.0.   Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:00 am

I wonder if it's a coincidence that Vivendi Universal is a French company and has been one of the foremost voices behind trying to enforce copyright on the internet and prosecute file sharing websites.

Looks to me like French corporate interests were strictly behind this legislation.


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PostSubject: Re: WOW! EU want to destroy the Internet. Mass book burning 2.0.   Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:05 am


It's supposition of course, but I suspect Vivendi Universal are the ones trying to wreck the internet to protect their company's profits.

If you want to protest this kind of thing then perhaps boycott the following Vivendi-Universal products and services:

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Canal+ Group
Canal+ (Television)
Metropolitan France
Canal+
CanalSat
CanalPlay
Canal+Regie
iTELE
D8
D17

Caribbean (CANAL+, CANALSAT, CANALBOX, CANAL+ MOBILE)
Poland (CANAL+)
Indian Ocean(CANAL+, CANALSAT, CANALBOX)
Southern Pacific(CANAL+, CANALSAT)
Africa(CANAL+, CANALSAT)
Vietnam (K+)
StudioCanal (Film)
SAM (Scandinavian)
Paddington and Company Ltd (owner of Paddington Bear)
The Copyrights Group Ltd
Harvey Unna and Stephen Durbridge Ltd[1][2]
Mediaset (28.8%)
Music
Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group record companies
Main article: List of Universal Music Group labels
Universal Music Group owns, or has a joint share in, a large number of record labels including:

Interscope-Geffen-A&M
Interscope Records
Geffen Records
A&M Records
DGC Records
Island Def Jam Music Group
Island Records
Def Jam Recordings
Mercury Records
Motown Records
Republic Records
American Recordings
Aware Records
Brushfire Records
Casablanca Records
Cash Money Records
Indie Pop Music
Lava Records
Republic Nashville
Big Machine Records
Capitol Music Group
Capitol Records
Virgin Records
Blue Note Records
Astralwerks
Capitol Christian Music Group
Caroline Distribution
Universal Music Group Nashville
MCA Nashville Records
Mercury Nashville Records
Lost Highway Records
EMI Records Nashville
Capitol Records Nashville
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Universal Music Latino
Fonovisa Records
Disa Records
Machete Music
The Verve Music Group
Verve Records
GRP Records
Impulse! Records
Verve Forecast Records
Decca Label Group
Decca Records
Universal Music Classical
Universal Music Enterprises
Hip-O Records
Universal Chronicles
20th Century Masters
V2/Co-Operative Music
Show Dog-Universal Music
Universal Music UK
Virgin EMI Records
Polydor Records
Island Records Group (UK)
Mercury Music Group (UK)
Universal Music TV (UMTV)
Decca Records
Universal Classics and Jazz
Notable defunct labels (now owned by UMG):

DreamWorks Records
MCA Records
PolyGram
Uni Records
Universal Records
Universal Music Group international companies:

Publishing
Universal Music Publishing Group
Distribution
Universal Music Group Distribution
Universal Music Distribution
Fontana Distribution
UMGD Digital
Merchandising
Bravado
Artist management
Twenty-First Artists
Trinifold
5B
Vivendi Village
Vivendi Ticketing (France and UK)
Digitick
See Tickets
See Tickets USA
Flavorus[3]
MyBestPro
Watchever
L’Olympia
Video games
Gameloft[4]
Telecommunication
Telecom Italia (24.6%)
Advertising and Public relations
Havas Group
Other assets
Dailymotion (90%)
Radionomy (64.4%)
Banijay Group (26.2%)
Zodiak Media
Vevo (31%)

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PostSubject: Re: WOW! EU want to destroy the Internet. Mass book burning 2.0.   Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:14 am

Not forgetting this old cunt:

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SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY TELLS EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: VOTE THROUGH ARTICLE 13 TO ENSURE A ‘SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR MUSIC’

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