Censorship overdrive. Just a friendly reminder that Article 13 is slated to be voted on by the EU's bureaucrats on June 20...which is tomorrow. The full thread, which includes videos covering the issue from Paul Joseph Watson, PewDiePie and Computing Forever can be found below:
Just great. The EU is voting to ban memes, remixes, modding, screenshotting, and any other form of transformative work under the guise of copyright protection.
It’s an attempt to control the political narrative and censor the flow of ideas.
PewDiePie also covered the topic fairly extensively in his last Pew News video.
The title of ComputingForever’s coverage of the proposed law may seem like an exaggeration but it really isn’t. Article 13 is a nightmare that threatens to destroy the internet as we know it. Free speech and creativity will die.
If you’re in Europe, you need to call your MEP. March into their office and demand they vote against it, if you need to. Your EU bullshit affects all of us.
It just seems awfully convenient that they decided to hold a vote on Article 13 while the World Cup is at a fever pitch. By the time anyone realizes what’s happened they will have lost their rights. It's funny. This seems like this will have much worse implications for free use of the internet than net neutrality ever would, especially since GDPR has shown that EU regulations end up effecting the entire internet.
Yet there's no blatantly vote manipulated posts on every sub about contacting your MEP. Almost like most of the net neutrality opposition on reddit was less about the changes and more about who was making the changes. Makes you wonder who was really behind the net neutrality. Why would there have to be vote manipulation just to get people to talk about it? Gonna get downvoted in Oblivion for saying so, but net neutrality has it's biggest supporters in the companies that will take the biggest financial costs without it. I.e Facebook and Google which control information, are the ones who stand to lose the most...not consumers. And yet, somehow or other, they were able to convince the netizens out there that turning over the internet to a government agency that's sole job is essentially censorship enforcement, is somehow going to make the internet more open. And it's sad because the spirit of net neutrality is so necessary, but the execution is just so awful. Reddit and the entire "nerd" community lost all credibility when they supported de-platforming for opinions they don't like. They have no leg to stand on when corporations loom over their rights through ever more oppressive anti-free speech legislation.
Reddit et al, supported anti-free speech when it suited them. Article 13 is a natural consequence of such spineless immoral attitudes towards free speech. I hope they choke on it.They'll attack any and all platforms that enable free thought and expression: movies, music, colleges and universities, boy scouts, non-fake news outlets not controlled under Operation Mockingbird, video games -- all of these must be regulated to minimize or completely eliminate their enabling of thought crimes.
A rando redditor put it succinctly once: "According to leftism, if an aspect of culture isn't actively promoting communism/marxism, it must be changed so that it does." Remember when the arch traitor Obama decided to give up US power over the internet... Yeah, what a cunt.
Anyway Fascistbook, Twatter, Goolag and all the other spineless cock suckers let this happen. If they had of had some fucking balls and told the EU to go suck cocks way back when they first tried this shit then they would all be in a much better position to resist.
Looks like its time every remaining net company that does not go ass to mouth on a daily basis, gathers what little balls they have and refuse access to their sites to EU countries. I have no loyalty to my fucking failure of a government so value unrestricted access to the net far more than I do those corrupt bunch of faggots. Trump has to take back ICANN. Thanks to Obama giving ICANN away, the US would be hit with the Article 13 garbage too Time to stock up on paper copies of historically accurate literature before it get's thrown into the fire! As they say, Fascism is always descending on the US and landing in Europe.
Meanwhile the Dictator Trump is criticized for his anti-media attacks which consists mainly of shit talking them on Twitter. If the last 300 years have taught me anything, Eurofags want to be oppressed and dominated by the government.
Let them suffer. They brought this upon themselves. The problem is this shit will affect in the states too Granted, the US is apparently losing patience with the EU. And it looks like the Trump Administration's lending increasingly vocal support for countries like Poland. The US needs to pass legislation protecting its companies from EU overreach like this. If the EU tries to fine US companies to steal money for themselves the US needs to threaten sanctions. The EU can't do anything in that situation, but they can (and do) levy ridiculously high fines on US companies that also do some business in the EU. Look up how much wealth they extracted from Microsoft (and by extension the US) just for having it's own browser in it's own OS. This type of legislation is effectively a protectionist and anti-trade practice.
The US should recognise it for what it is and create it's own legislation to stop it. I know. I'm suggesting that even if a US company has presence in the EU the US should pass legislation protecting them from egregious legislation and fines by the EU.
It's happened before with Rachel's Law/Speech Act which the US passed to protect US writers from libel judgements made by UK courts using UK law, even if their book was available for sale in the UK. Yeah, I've noticed some websites have already restricted access to IP's from the EU.
Ultimately a US based company is going to reduce its assets in the EU, then the next time some onerous legislation is passed, or another huge fined levied (always at US companies) they'll weigh up the value of the market.
With the UK leaving that value is going to decrease a lot for US companies. I think it's enough to justify the US using some of its political muscle to protect its companies from EU predation.
It could declare them invalid and unenforceable and the only EU response could be to start banning US countries from doing business in the EU. But they won't, as you can see from their toothless responses to the Iran deal withdrawal and the steel tariffs.