EU new copyright law

Talk about anything not related to Transcendence.
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Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:56 pm

EU new copyright law
The EU parliament just voted yes to change the EU copyright law.

This change, mostly the article 11 and 13 might affect websites like Facebook, Twitter dramatically.

I am mostly concerned by github and how this law will affect free code distribution and copyright.

It will take time for eu states to actually implement the changes, but I thought this might be important enough that it might affect us. (I really hope not)

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Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:57 pm

It affects everything related to internet content. It is possible that for example the distribution of transcendence as we know it know is no longer possible in the EU. Simply linking to this site for example can be taxed or forbidden. Just because someone might have claimed the possibility of linking to a website to host games and related material for it.

It is simply a way to censor the internet in a way that makes it look as something else. Simply put, if you have content on your site that could potentially be copyrighted (or not) or generally unwanted by the powers that be, it can and will be blocked.

Wikipedia and such sites can no longer be edited by anyone when the subject of the matter has anything to do with something that could have any form of copyright an whatever way you can imagine. That content will be blocked (automatically if possible).

It can still be stopped by the European commission, they have the real (almost absolute) power in the EU.

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