Comments on 2019-03-17 Copyright 13

As Recording Industry Announces Massive Growth, Why Do We Need Article 13 Again?

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– Alex Schroeder 2019-03-20 07:09 UTC

@Masek continues! In part 2 he talks about the history that led us to copyright. And he has a better explanation for the permanent extension to the terms than Mickey Mouse! It’s the Disney Vault. And so, in the words of Masek: “Copyrighted works have become a commodity to be traded like stocks.” His conclusion merits more thought. “The one and only purpose of Article 13 is to curb user generated content. It shall create transaction costs for platform providers and frustration to the users creating content.”

Although I do wonder whether the pen wielding generation would even smart enough to think of all this shit.

And then there’s part three where he has a proposal for a separation of concerns and liability:

  1. users upload content → responsibility of the user
  2. others “follow” them and watch it → responsibility of the other users
  3. users “search” for it → if the platform does not benefit (no ads, for example) then it’s the responsibility of users; if the platform benefits then it’s the responsibility of the platform
  4. platform recommends content → responsibility of the platform

More food for thought! Recommended.

– Alex Schroeder 2019-03-24 20:07 UTC

Tech dirt again: German Government's Bullying Of FOI Group Provides A Warning Of How EU's New Upload Filters Will Be Used For Censorship.

– Alex Schroeder 2019-04-06 22:00 UTC

@switchingsocial said:

Bad news about #Article13, the copyright directive (which includes Art 13) has passed the council of ministers.

Interesting footnote: if the UK gov had simply abstained (or voted against), the directive would not have passed. Britain represents enough population to form a blocking minority.

However, the British government voted in favour.

The law can still be stopped in the European courts (which is what happened to the data retention directive), but this is much messier and more difficult.

The Brits and Brexit shitting in our basket on the way out. Grrrrr!

– Alex Schroeder 2019-04-15 15:04 UTC

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