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has passed their new bill.

Best I can say is at least it did not keep the filtering technology bits.

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

As Lawrence Lessig had pointed out in a talk well over a decade ago, extremism on one side will always engender extremism on the other.

This will end badly. It'll entrench incumbents, at the very least, and likely push people to guerrilla P2P approaches.

In case you're wondering, this is Lessig's talk: Laws that choke innovation.

youtube.com/watch?v=7Q25-S7jzg

"Common sense revolts".

@ricardojmendez There's still a small chance it might not happen - I believe there's a final vote before it becomes law - so still time for campaigning. However, it might be better to let it happen - as you say the filtering bit is gone - and perhaps a p2p social network achieving large-scale adoption, perhaps based on Mastodon software, could be spearheaded by the impact and make both Article 13 and the big centralised platforms obsolete. Human ingenuity can't be legislated away!

@ricardojmendez guerrilla p2p approaches doesn't sound like ending badly, though.

@modulux Content exists to be consumed and built upon. Pushing that remixing to the fringes, where it's not easy to find by the average user, will rob creators of an audience.

It'll also stifle creativity. The fewer people have a chance to see something, the lower the odds any particular individual will be inspired to create their own.

@ricardojmendez That's a good point, but I think it's hard to say how these things go. Many very vibrant scenes are marginal or not easily accessible. Now you can say that they're vibrant in spite of that, not because of it, but I'm not sure it's always the case. Perhaps mass audiences have a tendency to homogenise tastes which can be escaped through more fragmented subcultures. Just thinking outloud, sorry if it's nonsense.

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