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If there were no abuse by big tech in the first place we wouldn't have gotten into this mess. They have brought it upon themselves and upon the rest of us.I disagree, Google may just be the excuse since EU leadership clearly want this power to do things like ban memes(which they did). Sad to see that citizens of the member states have no say, again.
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We weren't selling or mass-distributing them, but we knew this was illegal. We also knew that we would not get caught.
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The meme ban was something the media jumped all over but in reality, is overblown. people will be allowed to use bits of copyright-protected material for the purpose of criticism, review and parody in the same way people currently do under fair use
Morality means nothing if the rule of law is not honored
When I was young. We all made copies of of tapes and traded with friends. We weren't selling or mass-distributing them
Not true. Morality is separate from the rule of law, and it can be a moral duty to break an unjust law.
Several MEPs have said they accidentally voted the wrong way on a key amendment of a new European copyright directive, meaning the most controversial aspects of the law might have been removed had they not erred.
The vote on whether to allow the batch of amendments failed by five votes, 312 to 317. But shortly after, in the European parliament’s official voting record, 13 MEPs asked for their vote to be recorded differently: 10 said they meant to support it, two meant to oppose it, and one meant to not vote at all. If those were counted, the result would have gone the other way. Despite the updated record of votes, however, the initial result still stands.
Unjust to who? In any event, a specious argument that denigrates rule of law in the interest of social justice (a philosophical viewpoint, not a legal viewpoint).
Creators and copyright holders are protected under law for set periods of time to control the fruits of their labors.
Copyright is the discussion.
all others in instant examples presented are bs---only valid in hindsight
copyright has remained the same from day one
Joe User steals stuff
As webmasters we will have to figure out how to move forward
Breaching a state granted monopoly is not theft.
So you comply or block all EU visitors.