• EU copyright reform goes from bad to worse

    3 days ago - By Privacy Online

    Privacy News Online has written a couple of times about the major review of copyright law currently underway in the European Union. It's pretty bad: there are proposals to bring in a “ snippet tax ” as well as a requirement for sites to filter all uploads . The hope was that as the draft text passed through the European Union's legislative machinery, the more outrageous suggestions would have been dropped as people realize the damage they would cause to the Internet in Europe. In fact, the opposite has happened.
    For example, the “snippet tax” would require commercial sites that quote even...
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