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Wikipedia shut down its site in protest against the EU

This writes the non-profit foundation behind the international nätencyklopedin in a Twitter message. EU law has caused a fierce debate when the big nätaktörer such as Wikipedia, Facebook, Google and Twitter if the proposal goes through will be forced to take responsibility for content that users publish. Critics believe that the uppladdningsfilter in which the companies are expected to protect themselves with will lead to a deterioration of the freedom of speech online and, ultimately, the risks for censurlika conditions.

and gif files, illustrative of short video clips that can be published to scroll repetitive in the comment or meddelandeflöden, severely limited. In order to protect themselves from lawsuits, fear opponents of the proposal that online platforms are forced to install upplaggningsfilter not able to take into account the more strict lagsättningen.

Copyrighted material may be used in the similar way if it is quoted, reviewed or depicted as a caricature, even after the amendment. But to determine if this is the case up to the automatic algorithms, which was not believed to meet gränsdragningsuppgiften and for reasons of security blocking the content.

the envoy for freedom of expression, out just that in a report released on Monday. He argues that the directives in the new proposal threatens to drive forward censurliknande conditions online.

”The proposed directive seems to be controlled to operate internet platforms to monitor and prevent user-generated content. Such a large-scale pressure filtration in förpubliceringsledet is not neither necessary nor proportionate in relation to the upphovsrättsbrottslighet on the web,” he writes.

The latest update of the bill, which includes provisions for the new content-based platforms, has very little penetration regarding Europe and does not mean that the previous criticisms of the proposal in any way is to be regarded as undanstädad, writes David Kaye.

are the smaller players and individuals as the directive is actually meant to protect, operators who cannot afford to contest the improper blocking from the nätjättar, says UN envoy.

Thus, the directive can strengthen the now dominant companies monopollika position, which in itself is something the EU had an explicit goal to prevent and are now trying to combat, inter alia, through the so-called ”digital tax”.

A final vote on the new law is expected in the spring.

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