Parts of the new EU Copyright Directive, in particular Article 13, have disgruntled major publishers, including YouTube and Twitter. Find out about the EU’s seemingly drastic approach to online copyright laws and what it means for publishers and internet users.
Dubbed the “meme ban,” Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive has come under much criticism as it puts the onus on publishers to enforce copyright laws. The likes of Google, YouTube, and Twitter are less than happy about the implications of the new legislation.
It’s not just publishers that will be affected. Distributors of content who rely on these channels could have their livelihoods put at risk, and consumers of content via these channels are in for a drastically different experience.
In this post, we explain more about what’s involved in Article 13 and what it means for publishers and internet users.
Aimee O’Driscoll – Comparitech – March 26, 2019.