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Meme-makers in the call for new copyright rules

Among the signatory organisations, which together represent more than 150,000 authors and performers in Sweden, found among other Klys, Stim, the Swedish writers ' Association, Stim and Skap.

Read more: EU deal reached on copyright

now on the table is a compromise, it represents an important step forward for arts and culture's position in Europe. Fall the directive now will take a very long time before the next chance given. We meme-makers have not the time,” write the organizations in the appeal.

the copyright directive has been controversial. Critics have expressed that it restricts the freedom of expression online, while proponents see the proposed regulations as a must, in order to ensure remuneration to creators and copyright owners.

”the Directive provides the conditions for the values that arts and culture generates on the network in a higher degree than today accrue to those who created it. Such distributions are a prerequisite for the innovative, artistic quality and diversity in the future, art and culture on the web"' type organisations in the appeal.

Linus Larsson: ”the Fundamental issues for the internet is at stake”

the EU member states, including the Swedish government, yes to a compromise on copyright. But the proposed change has been criticised by the Swedish EU-parliamentarians who have declared that they will vote no, including that of Fredrick Federley (C).

– There is no one who is against copyright and that the creators should receive fair payment for their products. But when kulturuppropet goes so hard in defense of article 11 and article 13, that really destroy the internet as we know it today, they shoot themselves in the foot, " says Federley in a comment after kulturskaparnas petition published.

" I am voting in favour of the copyright directive, but then the proposals on länkskatt and uppladdningsfilter disappear or greatly rewritten. These will slow down the whole internet, a lot of things will become invisible to us. It makes the internet into cable tv, " says Fredrick Federley.

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