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Europe Against the Net

Europe Against the Net

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three documents from Europe about regulating the net:.... I see danger for the net and its freedoms posed by corporate protectionism and a rising moral panic about technology... Articles 11 & 13: Protectionism gone mad... Article 11 link tax... likely cover many of the snippets shown ... to give you an idea of what they lead to….No exceptions are made even for services run by individuals...this will serve media corporations, not journalists....
danger to free speech... Journalism and the academe have long depended on the ability to quote ... source material to challenge or ... explain it. This legislation begins to make versions of that act illegal.... killing the web’s magnificent ability to foster conversation with substance.... corporate protectionism born of political capital...
Article 13 is ... protectionism on behalf of entertainment media companies.... sites where users might post material... “preemptively buy licenses for anything that users may possibly upload,” ... deploy upload filters — which are expensive to operate and notoriously full of false positives — to detect anything that is not licensed. ... Sites will not allow anyone to post any media that could possibly come from anywhere....
So we won’t be able to quote or adapt.... there are exceptions for criticism, but ... “fair use is the right to hire a lawyer". This legislation attempts to kill what the net finally brought to society: diverse and open conversation...
Cairncross Review: Protecting journalism as it was... cannot define the very thing her report strives to defend... doesn’t very much criticize the state of journalism or the reasons why trust in it is foundering... “intervention may be needed to determine what, and how, news is presented online.” ... “to nudge people towards reading news of high quality... this task is too important to leave entirely to the judgment of commercial entities.”...
she wants the platforms to share user data with publishers. I agree heartily.... GDPR — makes that nigh unto impossible.... It’s not a bad report... not visionary, not daring to imagine a new journalism for a new society....
The Commons report: Finding fault... threatening not just tech companies but ... technological engineers involved in creating the software ... could be used by authoritarian regimes to control speech on the net... a compulsory Code of Ethics ... setting out what constitutes harmful content... Who knows best for those citizens? ... “all factual claims used in political ads be pre-cleared...” So government in power would clear the content of ads of challengers?

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