Experts and activists have been protesting bills like this for years, but now there's a real risk that they could become hard law for millions of European Internet users. Follow us at @EFFLive to see what’s happening in the debate.
What’s being voted on?
#Article11 of the proposed law would create a new quasi-copyright power that would let news organizations charge others for linking and quoting tiny snippets of their news stories—even when they describe well-known facts, like "Trump Travels to Korea."
For anyone who’s been on the Internet long enough, the problem with #Article13 is pretty clear. It’s YouTube Content ID but for the entire Internet. https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/19/17480344/eu-european-union-parliament-copyright-article-13-upload-filter
RT @jimmy_wales: If you think automated upload filters sound harmless, consider this all-too-typical case of how it goes wrong: https://t.c…
Thanks to the GDPR, companies using browser and web fingerprinting will have to do what their predecessors in the cookie world did before now: come clean about their practices, or slink further behind the curtain and hope to dodge European law. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/gdpr-and-browser-fingerprinting-how-it-changes-game-sneakiest-web-trackers
Tweet directly at @SantiagoAD53 so he knows that California is watching and won’t stand for anything less than true, strong net neutrality protections: https://act.eff.org/action/california-s-net-neutrality-is-in-danger
Tomorrow, California Assemblymember @SantiagoAD53 could force key provisions from the state's #NetNeutrality bill to be removed on behalf of AT&T and Comcast.
We need every Californian right now that supports net neutrality to call their Assemblymember. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/chairman-miguel-santiago-appears-ready-strip-californias-sb-822-net-neutrality
California: Tomorrow, Assemblymember @SantiagoAD53 could ruin a gold standard #NetNeutrality bill. Tell your representative to pass #SB822 https://act.eff.org/action/help-california-secure-net-neutrality-protections-support-s-b-822-7f9fe652-9f5b-456c-8a79-bc7ff6511a4c
Thanks to @att, "the California #netneutrality bill is in grave danger of being neutered in committee before being put to a vote." https://www.fastcompany.com/40586823/how-att-and-comcast-are-trying-to-kill-californias-net-neutrality-bill