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EU copyright reform: protests for the free Internet

In many cities of Europe will be on Saturday, protests against the EU copyright reform. The protesters fear that the freedom is restricted in the network. But there are also other opinions.

see the freedom of expression and democracy is in danger, some even speak of the "end of the Internet": The opponents of the proposed copyright reform in Europe want to stop on Saturday, with demonstrations in some 20 countries the Directive. The minds of article 13 of the proposed amendment to excited. He sees, in the opinion of the critics, at least indirectly, to the use of Upload Filters, with which text, music or images before you Upload them to a Website automatically examined and, where appropriate, can be blocked. Internet users fear censorship and over-regulation, if each Post is checked.

Stephan Wiesner is a photographer and YouTuber. He feared that the Upload is not able to distinguish Filter exactly, whether a photo comes from him or from someone else.

Concrete problems, but also get artists such as the photographer and YouTuber Stephan Wiesner. He uses the platform to make on its books to the attention. He regularly uploads photos and Videos. Now he Worries that this may work as smoothly. The copyright should be decided reform by the European Parliament, need to platforms like YouTube, Myvideo or Dailymotion make technical Changes.

reason of the said article 13 (see info box). According to this article, shall not be liable in the future platforms if users upload that complies with the guidelines. For Facebook, YouTube and co. this would mean that you would have to check the contents prior to the Upload, no copyright infringements as much as possible. Due to the large amount of images, Videos and other Posts that would not be in control of people. So the Computer would have to be used, so the so-called Upload-Filter.

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