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[–] kujda 0 points 34 points (+34|-0) ago 

This is serious. I am affraid that the internet in EU will end soon in the way we know it. They are so affraid of free speech and free communication they are willing to destroy the internet in EU as we know it and the EU economy with it. They don't care, they just want to stop free and unrestricted communication. All they dream of is to return to the TV time, where the only informtion you could get was the one specially prepared for you by "professionals". This is the goal.

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[–] InyourfaceNancyGrace 2 points 10 points (+12|-2) ago 

Eh, the US built the first internet, we can build another one. With blackjack and hookers.

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[–] Plavonica 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

With blackjack and hookers.

http://withblackjackandhookers.com/

http://blackjackandhookers.net/

Looks like it exists on this internet. Not really what I expected though.

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[–] weezkitty 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

It won't just affect the EU. I'm sure many sites will apply these measures worldwide

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[–] theoldones 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

alt-tech will work around this and not give a fuck.

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[–] sore_ass_losers 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Munge up the image a bit so it won't compare according to their algorithms. Build this into the meme builder sites.

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[–] theoldones 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

"oopsies, it looks the file we sent off to the the auth server was getting distorted and that for many months we havent been enforcing this"

new website outside their jurisdiction appears

"come use our website! we dont use article 13 and never will."

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[–] PewterKey 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I just don't understand how this is going to work. Are they sending/comparing Hashes, literally salt the hash and it's broken. Editing the picture even slightly would also void it.

Are they sending the whole file to some server? Youtube, Imgur/reddit or Facebook alone would DDOS it into the ground. Plus the files could be distorted in a way that makes matching difficult, like over compressing or converting to obscure formats. And this isn't even malicious yet. A malicious website owner might send multiple copies of the same file (maybe with some transformations) to be extra careful about the law. Or might convert pictures into a singleframe high framerate HD video to bulk test. Or the reverse and extract frames of a video as pictures that each individually are tested. The more someone thinks about it the more they will find to break.

Is it manual comparison? Youtube alone gets something like a day's worth of video every minute. Facebook likely is similar. It's literally impossible for humans, unless some magically EU cash is coming out of no where. Plus this would likely still have a huge number of false positives and false negatives.

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[–] fat_b0i 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Deep fry that meme, man.

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[–] Aprioned 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I learned that it was as soon as I was able to understand what it was, since I was a kid

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[–] Prophet_60091_ 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

This is so fucking retarded, written by people who don't fucking understand the internet or how technology works. It's a giant fucking magic black box to them and they think they can legislate on it. How the fuck are things uploaded to the internet going to be checked against a database of copyrighted works exactly? Who's responsible for deep packet analysis for memes? Who the fuck is going to maintain this "database"? How are people going to access it? Will there be an API? This whole thing is super fucking retarded.

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[–] obvious_throwaway1 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The EU cracks me up, because they don't bother to actually conclude any of their laws feasability to implement. Instead, they put the burden on the vendors.

In other words, it was never intended to be followed to begin with and is their loophole way of simply banning things they don't like while deflecting the reasons and blame. They're exceptionally good at it because the EU public are pussified unarmed lemmings with no rights living in a totalitarian nanny state.

Fuck 'em.

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[–] totes_magotes 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Good luck with that

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[–] Gorillion 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yep, they just opened the biggest can of worms in history.

Even if they got something established, it will be literal years of testing and creeping the degrees by which something constitutes fair use or transformation, because users will naturally test the shit out of it down to the bleeding edge.

Literally, starting now, every image or work has to be scanned and manipulated by degrees and uploaded and tested and challenged against the filtering system, opening the whole thing up to legal challenges on every strata of potential usage.

All ending on the final challenge of what constitutes an effective Copyright claim anyway?
Movies, images, music, text all takes from the collective "stew" of culture.
And what is truly unique? How much of movie X can remind the audience of movie Y before a copyright claim can be launched and the filtering system made to block it reaching streaming services? And if an allowance is made there, then the bleeding-edge percentage established by case law of what does and doesn't create legal transformation, and a new original work, can then be applied to memes and fan fic and remixes and every other fucking thing.

This whole scam is yet another socialist/marxist/globalist construct that lives and dies on there being a central Ministry of Truth that rules on everything, according to the whims of the particular rubber-stamp wielding Commisar on duty that day.
Centralized political authority over all things. It's literally the only play they have because their
ideas don't work out in the free market.

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[–] InyourfaceNancyGrace 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

It's literally the only play they have because their ideas don't work out in the free market.

"Ideas so great they have to be mandatory"

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[–] dooob 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Or what? I mean, what happens if a US website doesnt comply?

edit: EU putting tariffs on US meme's? Jk, obviously EU wants control of everyone's database.

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[–] theoldones 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

court cases have been waged over whether the US needs to follow the EUs orders and the precedent has been "fuck off we fought a war to leave you."

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[–] Gorillion 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yes, the US should never be subject to English or Euro Law.
We can choose to agree on things, but there should never be a context where they can dictate anything, ever.

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

It'll probably be wrapped up in some "free trade" agreement.

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[–] BlackGrapeDrank 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

  • the E Jew

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[–] Aprioned 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The Jewropean Union

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[–] XSS1337 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

This is just the beginning to V for Vendetta.... Que plague and disease. . .

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[–] Vic_V 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

People in the US think companies that do business in the EU wont comply, are you crazy? The same reason twitter and facebook censor hate speech, and guess what, it impacts us too because people continue to choose facebook and twitter over sites like voat and 8ch. Then it all becomes normal. Then it comes here. rip internet

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[–] obvious_throwaway1 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Good. The faster US companies comply with EU law, the faster they get challenged in court and the 1st amendment is enforced on the Internet by the SCOTUS.

Can we just expedite and get it over with? Tails we lose, heads we win - so the faster we get the ball rolling the better.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Something has to change. Either the law will have to be overturned or we will have to build a new internet

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[–] obvious_throwaway1 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I predict advancements in the blockchain (those that exist today and those being developed) will create a decentralized internet 2.0 in the very near future.

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[–] smokratez 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It shows they are scared. Bunch of jew faggots.

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