Something is going on in EU. A new copyright law could change the Internet as we know it forever. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki warns about this. That this new law will shut down the ability of millions of people in EU to upload contents to sites like YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo and other important video sharing sites.
EU is bought by the Music Industry to be against free content?
Why did this law idea come to life? The new law is called Article 13 and it really prevents the freedom for Internet users across European Union. It seems like it is the music industry affecting EU politicians to make them pursue this law into action. In September the music industry celebrated the news about this new law and thought to get a victory. But EU is more than bought politicians!
Opponents in EU came out and said that this would damage innovation. Which is what it will do. YouTube and the other video streaming platforms that allows anyone to upload videos is fantastic plattforms where people is able to innovate themselves. Why is music industry trying to kill peoples innovation? Are we going to force people into not be able to express themselves? It’s ridiculous.
“Article 13 as written threatens to shut down the ability of millions of people — from creators like you to everyday users — to upload content to platforms like YouTube,”
“[Article 13] threatens to block users in the EU from viewing content that is already live on the channels of creators everywhere. This includes YouTube’s incredible video library of educational content, such as language classes, physics tutorials and other how-to’s,”
“This legislation poses a threat to both your livelihood and your ability to share your voice with the world. And, if implemented as proposed, Article 13 threatens hundreds of thousands of jobs, European creators, businesses, artists and everyone they employ.”
So, if this Article 13 law gets into action. The free Internet which was the purpose of the net in the first place. Is in real danger.
There is still Hope if you Care about the Freedom on the net
Still, the precise wording of Article 13 needs to be completed, so we at Distrita really hopes that there is still some room for maneuver. That people all over the world gather and do something. Because this law will hurt a lot if it will be activated.
“Please take a moment to learn more about how it could affect your channel and take action immediately. Tell the world through social media (#SaveYourInternet) and your channel why the creator economy is important and how this legislation will impact you,” Wojcicki concludes.
Source: TorrentFreak, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki