Danny O'B

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! saveyourinternet.eu/

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

We are doomed.

@mala @eff Ever since the issues with #NetNeutrality and #SESTA/#FOSTA died down on attention I've been struggling to find out about #article13. Any advice for overseas people trying to track internet censorship?

@ReptiliaScope try eff.org/deeplinks -- also onlinecensorship.org/ accessnow.org/ -- I also have google news searchs for "internet censorship" which is surprisingly useful!

@mala Nice! I really appreciate it. After things changed up on my end with the new rulings I've noticed trying to find information about related incidents were becoming harder - as if stuck in a USA echo chamber bubble ourselves. Thanks for the links :3

@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 writetothem.com/ - write to your MEP (or MP, local councilors etc) in just a few clicks.

@mala @eff Thanks for good intention, Danny O’B @mala but it will not work. Purpose is to have censorship, so the very platforms that were created to give people freedom of speech now are used to limit it. Sad reality of post-soviet&post-nazi & pre-global era. Welcome to new world-order where silence is the best behavior in eyes of authorities & the best way of survival.

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