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posted by chromas on Wednesday June 13, @01:33AM   Printer-friendly
from the bells-will-be-ringing dept.

As Europe's latest copyright proposal heads to a critical vote on June 20-21, more than 70 Internet and computing luminaries have spoken out against a dangerous provision, Article 13, that would require Internet platforms to automatically filter uploaded content. The group, which includes Internet pioneer Vint Cerf, the inventor of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, co-founder of the Mozilla Project Mitchell Baker, Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle, cryptography expert Bruce Schneier, and net neutrality expert Tim Wu, wrote in a joint letter that was released today:

By requiring Internet platforms to perform automatic filtering all of the content that their users upload, Article 13 takes an unprecedented step towards the transformation of the Internet, from an open platform for sharing and innovation, into a tool for the automated surveillance and control of its users.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/internet-luminaries-ring-alarm-eu-copyright-filtering-proposal


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 13, @02:45PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 13, @02:45PM (#692347)

    Under the sort of regime the EU is set to legislate, it's the other way around. The filters look at what you upload, if they match it to something then they block you. It doesn't matter that it's fair use, the burden is on YOU to somehow find a way to contest the automatic decision of the machine.

    Which has been happening on youtube for a long time now.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 13, @05:16PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 13, @05:16PM (#692414)

    this is why people need to get behind LBRY. we must take the control away from these "people".