Hello Assembled People of European Mastodon! I work at @eff on international copyright. You might have heard of , the EU proposal to require © filters on sharing sites.

We're really worried that this could affect services like ActivePub/Mastodon instances, opening them up to lawsuits or requiring expensive filters.

The key vote is on Wednesday -- please call or write your MEP and ask them to vote against to protect the future of the internet!

@mala @eff I did, received one (automated) reply from Julia Reda (the only one actually caring about it stuff)...

We are doomed.

@mala @eff Didn't we just defeat a measure similar to this? Why is this an issue again so soon?


The proposed package of laws (incl. Article 13) was defeated.

However because the package was defeated, the parliament now gets to vote on the individual parts of the package (incl. Article 13).

(It's like someone in a restaurant who rejects the set meal deal, so now they want to choose the individual courses instead.)

@mala @eff I don't have a "my MEP" (it doesn't work like that in NL) but I've emailed the person I voted for, anyway.

@mala @eff Not everybody here in the European #fediverse uses mastodon. :fediverse:

@mala @eff You could make it easy for people in the UK to do so by pointing them at - write to your MEP (or MP, local councilors etc) in just a few clicks.

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