Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.
Please help. This is important.
@rysiek In German: Aufruf an alle #Fediverse Admins von Instanzen in der #EU. Die #CopyrightDirektive kommt und wir müssen unseren EU Parlamentariern zeigen, wie sehr europäische Internetseiten betroffen sind.
Bitte kontaktiert mich. Ich brauche nur euren Domainnamen, den EU Staat in dem die Seite gehostet wird und das grobe Thema der Instanz. Die ungefähre Nutzerzahl wäre hilfreich, ist aber nicht nötig.
Bitte helft mit, das ist wirklich wichtig!
@ctrlaltchaos @rysiek unabhängig von den eskalierenden regulierungen, sollten wir erforschen wie wir mastodon instancen anonym als hidden service betreiben können.
@lain doesn't matter. The Directive will affect everything. And even if there are some exceptions, they will be artificial and eventually dismantled.
We either stop it now, or we get stuck with it.
@lain ah nice. Problem with that, of course, is that "profit-making purposes" is so wide that it's almost irrelevant.
I mean, yeah, private instances will not fall under that. But as soon as you accept any donations...
@rysiek Do we just message you here or do you prefer somewhere else?
icosahedron.website, netherlands [server] and germany [admin contact / owner], nominally 800 users but practically about 100 daily active, topic is generalistic
Non-profit instances will not be affected.
*The article 2.6 definition: ‘online content-sharing service provider’ means a provider of an information society service of which the main or one of the main purposes is to store and give the public access to a large amount of copyright-protected works or other protected subject matter uploaded by its users, which it organises and promotes for *profitmaking* purposes [...]
@philonerd please define what "non-profit" means. Is m.s non-profit? Will masto.host (for-profit hosting personal instances) be affected? From talking to the lawyers: it is not clear.
And you can be 100% sure that the big business will interpret the law in a maximalist way: https://www.nytimes.com/1996/12/17/nyregion/ascap-asks-royalties-from-girl-scouts-and-regrets-it.html
And so, even if you're right there, what if an instance gets sued by big business? Will it afford legal defence?
Mastodon instances that don't get revenue from advertisement companies are non-profit. It can still receive donations from its users to pay for the hosting cost. That doesn't count as profit. Wikipedia is explicitly mentioned as a platform that won't be affected by article 13 due to being non-profit. But Wikipedia receives donations. So obviously mastodon instances without ads that merely receive donations will be non-profit as well.
I guess if you don't have to pay to use the service and if the service doesn't receive revenue from advertisements or from selling your data, then it is non-profit.
@philonerd I'm going to say: we shall see what lawsuits and chilling effects we see in 2.5 years. You're basing your argument on cuddly promises made by copyright maximalist's propaganda site (look at the About Us section, it's basically copyright collectives, which I can go on a completely separate rant on). I am basing my argument on talking to lawyers and a having been doing reform activism for a decade.
I hope *you* are right.
@philonerd but if you want to see copyright maximalists at work, have a watch:
@philonerd huge platforms don't care, they have the money to pay for this. Small platforms -- like Fediverse instances -- are going to be screwed with their pants on whenever big business fancies.
@philonerd this whole thing is boxing internet culture in terms familiar to corporate lawyers. It completely ignores small creators (will huge platforms be required to pay them? how?), it completely ignores small platforms (the small-size exclusion expires after 3 years of operation).
We will see the chilling effects in 2 years. And fun copyright lawsuits will start in 2.5 years. Get your popcorn ready.
@rysiek Hello, I'm French but all of my instance's servers are located in Canada, am I affected by this?
@Siphonay you are, but we're currently limiting the list to EU-hosted instances.
But please stay tuned.
@rysiek My instance (mastodon.lt) is located in Lithuania. Need help translating text to Lithuanian?
@rysiek oh, IP is already in the dataset, just needs country location. I've yet to find something that doesn't rate limit and ban me :/
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