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12:57 pm on Jan 21, 2019 (gmt 0)

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The E.U.'s proposed copyright update for modern times has hit some buffers as it is reported that 11 of the E.U.'s nations rejected the text.

Can of worms still open, eh!

Member states have until the end of February to approve a new version of the text, although its unclear what compromise might be reached.

[theverge.com...]

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3:26 pm on Jan 21, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Good. Until we have automated content filters that are highly accurate, including properly understanding fair user/fair dealing, these laws would be a disaster.
3:34 am on Jan 22, 2019 (gmt 0)

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But who will monitor the automated content filters?

(Who will watch the Watchmen?)

George Orwell's masterpiece 1948 which his editors re-titled 1984 looms large ...
8:05 pm on Jan 22, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Is this the legislation that Google is threatening to pull Google News out of Europe over?
1:49 pm on Jan 23, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I think it is the problem with Google News. The two problematic provisions are 1) automated content filtering, and 2) rather vague requirements that appear to say snippets from and links to "press publications" that contain more than one word in the link will require a licensing agreement and paying royalties.

Good articles here: [wired.co.uk...] and here [eff.org...]

One good point it brings up is what platforms are supposed to do when copyright is disputed.
2:41 am on Jan 24, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Too many moving parts is another aspect of the reluctance by all concerned. Bits and pieces are spot on, but the rest of the mess (such as reporting/record keeping/pre-filtering) are non-starters for the web at large.
 

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