Saturday, 23 June 2018
EU approves new rules to protect intellectual property*
An EU committee has approved two new copyright rules - known as Article 11 and Article 13 - that campaigners warn could destroy the internet.
Article 11 requires that internet companies get permission from publishers or pay them to use a brief extract of their work currently protected by fair use.
Article 13 requires that all websites check posts against a database of copyrighted work, and remove those that are flagged. These posts are mainly memes or gifs where images are taken from films or tv shows.
European Parliament must approve the articles before going into effect.
Note: If the articles are approved, I will have to close this site as most of the articles here are based on fair use OR I have to rephrase (*) them.