Four million Europeans' signatures opposing Article 13 have been delivered to the European Parliament
BY CORY DOCTOROW
DECEMBER 10, 2018
Lawmakers in the European Union (EU) often lament the lack of citizen engagement with the complex policy questions that they wrestle with in Strasbourg and Brussels, so we assume that they will be delighted to learn that more than 4,000,000 of their constituents have signed a petition opposing Article 13 of the new Copyright in the Single Market Directive.
They oppose it for two main reasons: because it will inevitably lead to the creation of algorithmic copyright filters that only US Big Tech companies can afford (making the field less competitive and thus harder for working artists to negotiate better deals in) and because these filters will censor enormous quantities of legitimate material, thanks to inevitable algorithmic errors and abuse.
Four million Europeans' signatures opposing Article 13 have been delivered to the European Parliament | Electronic Frontier Foundation
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