I can't be the only Eurotard in this forum and last Saturday I was protesting against the Article 13 (now called Article 17), which has now passed the European parliament. The funny part is, that a member of our conservative Party, which supported Article 13, called the protestants paid protesters from google, oh well! Where is my sweet google money? Havn't got it yet ... Anyway, the article will mean a few huge changes particularly for platforms like youtube. For those of you who don't know what Article 13 is: The European Union Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is a European Union directive that is designed to limit how copyrighted content is shared on online platforms. EU directives are a form of legislation that set an objective for member states to achieve. The Directive on Copyright and its most controversial component, Article 13, requires online platforms to filter or remove copyrighted material from their websites. It’s this article that people think could be interpreted as requiring platforms to ban memes, but more on that later. The Directive on Copyright would make online platforms and aggregator sites liable for copyright infringements, and supposedly direct more revenue from tech giants towards artists and journalists. It's become known by the most controversial segment, Article 13, which critics claim will have a detrimental impact on creators online. YouTube, and YouTubers, have become the most vocal opponents of the proposal. Currently, platforms such as YouTube aren’t responsible for copyright violations, although they must remove that content when directed to do so by the rights holders. Proponents of the Directive on Copyright argue that this means that people are listening to, watching and reading copyrighted material without the creators being properly paid for it. https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wha...ean-directive-on-copyright-explained-meme-ban There is a high possibility for mistakes and cencorship here. It's also pretty obvious that many politicans seem not to understand, why it's such an issue. It really is like a conflict between an old generation struggling with the internet and a young culture which grew up with it using it in their every day live. I guess we have to wait and see what the individual EU members will do with this, but I really do not have very high hopes. Article 13 is terrible, even for content creators, which they claim to protect here.