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So this is how democracy dies. With thunderous applause

@Gargron None of these people looks like they would know the first thing about how the Internet works.
[cut to...]
[2019 expert hearings] "So please explain again why we can't magically filter all content flawlessly?"

@Gargron
democracy, that's all what we have in . , like from the People for the People for is over in .

Don't mix Parliamentary with real Democracy, that's also a Reason why soooooo many People in this Country don't get it. 🤬

@Gargron the visual resemblence to star wars is uncanny, too

@Gargron I think this alarm about #article13 being the end of the free internet is exaggerated. Only bigger platforms (so basically YT and FB) are concerned in the first place. And they already have #uploadfilters in place, don't they? Moreover YT is licensing content anyway.

Smaller self hosted blogs, #fediverse sites are not affected at all. So is Github and Wikipedia, even Wikimedia.

I'm not happy with the #copyrightdirective but I neither see the end of the free internet.

@johmue @Gargron Why do you think that only big sites need upload filters?The German tchnology magazine Netzpolitik.org says that every site needs them,even small blogs which allow comments.No,that doesn't make any sense but the whole law doesn't make sense so it's not that hard to believe that Netzpolitik is right.

@nipos @Gargron The accepted text explicitly says that small businesses are not affected.

@johmue @Gargron One question, did the law exclusively mention Google and Facebook? Otherwise all platforms in the EU are affected AFAIK, and that means small platforms in the EU will have to implement it. And you tell me how much does that infrastructures cost.

@proxeus @johmue The law does not exclusively mention FB and Twitter. We wouldn't be upset if it did.

@johmue @Gargron I don't understand what's the point on this law then, is people not going to pass copyrighted stuff over smaller platforms because...? :think_bread:

@johmue
Can you point me to where you're seeing that small platforms are excluded from the law? Everything I'm reading is saying that the whole problem is with small platforms, since they will have a disproportionally difficult time implementing the automatic filters.

I do see references to specific exemptions for things like encyclopedias, but nothing about exemptions for small sites or platforms.

@Gargron

Very very good post Mastodon-senpai

I REALLY HOPE YOU SAW THE XKCD POST TOO

@Gargron Also Article 13 even SOUNDS ominous and evil

@Gargron *scene cuts to thousands of programmers and memers alike going dark, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.*

@Gargron

You forgot the dig the photo couldn't pick up.

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