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Liam Payne

Internet Could Change Next Week (And Not In a Good Way)

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You may have heard about the efforts in Europe to reform copyright law. The debate has been ongoing in the European Parliament for months. If approved next week, these new regulations would require other sites to automatically filter and block content that we upload without meaningful consideration of our right to free expression.

The suggestion to use automated filters for issues of copyright is short-sighted at best and harmful at worst. Automated filters are unable to determine whether a use should be considered “fair use” under the law and are unable to determine whether a use is authorized by a license agreement. They are unable to distinguish legitimate parody, satire, or even your own personal pictures that could be matched with similar photographs that have been protected by someone else. This kind of technology should NOT replace human judgment.

Internet has always has been an open space for creative expression and information, and these new regulations would only make it harder for us to express ourselves with the freedom and retrieve information we need. 

YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION HERE: saveyourinternet.eu

IF YOU'RE FROM EUROPE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR MEPS, the mentioned site has all the info.

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