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Title    70+ Internet Luminaries Ring the Alarm on EU Copyright Filtering Proposal
Date    Wednesday June 13, @01:33AM
Author    chromas
Topic   
from the bells-will-be-ringing dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/06/13/0116226

An Anonymous Coward writes:

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


Original Submission

Links

  1. "joint letter that was released today" - https://www.eff.org/files/2018/06/12/article13letter.pdf
  2. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=27271

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