[NetBehaviour] EU is going to ban the memes!!!
nachoontheside at protonmail.com
Tue Jul 17 01:15:17 CEST 2018
is like a football match
> On Mon, 16 Jul 2018, at 2:27 PM, nacho via NetBehaviour wrote:
>> not a big fan of copyright myself but neither a fan of big tech companies lobbying
>> interesting article here of google vs article 13
> Disclosure: I work for a US-based copyright reform organization. This is my personal opinion though.
> "UK Music is an industry-funded body" :thinking-face-emoji: .
> The amount stated by UK Music covers all of Google's lobbying activities in the EU rather than just on this issue.
> Companies the size of Google can comply with legislation like this no problem, it is smaller European web sites and startups that the legislation would push out of the market.
> People were fighting this fight before Google existed, and if necessary they will be fighting it after Google are gone.
> Andreas/Technollama explains this better than I could:
> "As a veteran of the Copyright Wars, I have to admit that it has been very entertaining reading the reaction from the copyright industry lobby groups and their individual representatives, some almost going apoplectic with rage at Google’s intervention. These tend to be the same people who spent decades lobbying legislators to get their way unopposed, representing large corporate interests unashamedly and passing laws that would benefit only a few, usually to the detriment of users. It seems like lobbying must be decried when you lose."
> - Rob.
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