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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: 2) by HiThere on Wednesday June 13, @06:33PM

    by HiThere (866) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 13, @06:33PM (#692455)

    The observation you are reporting is correct. The hypothesis of the cause is unsubstantiated. Based on past stories and behavior my guess is that very few of the writers and none of the editors understand the problem enough to bother about it, and if they did they would assume that their audience couldn't understand it, so they still wouldn't report it.

    You don't need a conspiracy to explain this result, even though it's exactly what the conspiracy you are suspecting would push if it were competent.

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