Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Tag: Don’t Share This! EU’s New Copyright Law Could Kill the Free Internet

Don’t Share This! EU’s New Copyright Law Could Kill the Free Internet

by Neil Clark, Russia Insider:

“We’ll all be turned into nervous wrecks, worried that we have infringed the new laws in one way or another.”

It’s basically a battle between billionaires Axel Springer SE and Google. But it is ordinary internet users who will fall victim to the EU’s new copyright law, which urgently needs modification.

It’s good to share. But the European Parliament clearly doesn’t think so. Its new copyright legislation, passed last week, clamps down quite severely on sharing things online. The dynamism of the internet is at threat. When Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, warns us of the dangers the new law poses, we should all sit up straight and pay attention.