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Apparently the publishers are going bananas about involvement in . They sent this to ALL MEPs:
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I find it absolutely hilarious!

@rysiek Not being an EU citizen I don't know how based in reality this is.

But I do know that activist campaigns are often well-organized (perhaps too well) to try and make a stronger point, and that has no bearing on the conviction of the campaign.

And I don't like politicians papering over problems in their laws with exceptions, as those generally indicate deeper problems.

That said if you're yet to comment it'd be a good idea to directly address this in your own words.

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@alcinnz I can tell you this is not a well organized campaign.

On the publishers' side, though, I am pretty sure that's a different story.

Nobody is asking for exceptions. Wikipedia doesn't want the exception. They want Art13 fixed for everyone. So does everyone else.

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@rysiek Yet that's how politicians sometimes try to compromise with us.

On the TPPA citizenry of almost all the relevant countries did not want ISDS in any form and used the campaign for SmokeFree 2020 (in New Zealand) as an example of why it could be a bad idea. So an exception was added to the freetrade agreement for cigerrates.

The new exception on "property" though could be construed to be general enough.

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The (well organized) people must not be allowed to sway the vote of MEPs to reduce the sad, weak influence which "might" come from the publishing industry. </snark>