An MEP who voted for the copyright laws that critics say would break the Internet is now expressing shock over what he voted “yes” to.
The European parliament has dealt a crushing blow to Internet freedom. They passed the copyright laws that would mandate Internet censorship and link taxes.
Creative Commons is joining in the growing chorus of people who oppose article 11 and article 13.
After the decisive victory for the Internet, Article 11 and Article 13 are back. The copyright proposal is once again being denounced as a threat to the Internet.
While the upload filter has been discussed at length, more skeptical readers might ask for a full legal analysis. They got it thanks to EDRI.
A petition calling on European lawmakers to reject article 11 and article 13 has grown to half a million signatures.
A Change.org petition to stop Article 11 and Article 13 is getting close to half a million signatures.
The fallout continues with the passage of Article 13. German citizens are preparing to hit the streets to oppose this law.
Ahead of a crucial vote on Article 13 in Europe, it seems that YouTube has already begun blocking perfectly legal channels on its site.
The United Nations has condemned the European copyright proposal article 13. It is blasting the proposal as a threat to free speech.