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Wikipedia to Protest against Urheberrechtsrefom offline

Wikipedia Germany is now switched off for a whole day. The step is a sign of the protest against the EU copyright reform and the Upload Filter.

Not a single German Wikipedia article can read Internet user today. For the Complete Blockade of the volunteer Wikipedia-authors decided to Protest against the planned EU copyright reform.

"Our rejection comes from the fact that is clear to us, what does it mean when all the Comments on the net that have anything to do with third-party content, you must first run through a Filter, and the legality of documents, before they can appear," says John Weitz man of Wikimedia Germany. In the center of the criticism of so-called Upload-Filter. The computer programs that check previously, if a user uploads copyrighted Material.

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