"the Debaters: Democracy and free speech is under threat"
"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."
"the DEBATE. The european peace project is good. The common market has created prosperity and a sense of community. The freedom of movement have joined the continent, and made Europe more dynamic, innovative and forward-looking. "
"Still have a global, and the free functioning of the internet, the modern communication society's backbone – often all of these political victories."
"the Internet represents the most open kommunikationsarena for which humanity is created, in which the free and democratic conversation takes place and shapes our perception of the world and the future. "
"It is here that the future of innovation, jobs and economies are created. It is here that people meet, where love, humor and a variety of backgrounds, sprawling join in chat forums and on social media. "
"Without a freely functioning of the internet is threatened, the most important prerequisite for free speech and innovative ideas can be turned into a continuation of modern democracy and prosperity in the world."
"This threat is an ongoing fact in the form of a directive which the european Parliament will vote on in march or april."
"the goal of this Directive is to modernise the copyright legislation, and is undergoing a final vote by the european Parliament in the spring of 2019. "
"the Directive contains a wealth of good suggestions, but the two parts are of the utmost concern: Article 11 and Article 13. Article 11 called for a länkskatt, which forces the digital platforms to pay a fee to the media houses if their users link to mediehusens content. "
"Without an agreement, you may not share content in the form of rich links with the excerpt and the image. "
"Article 13 requires that the platforms implement a uppladdningsfilter.nFiltret review all of the content that users are trying to upload, such as pictures, movies and texts. If the content infringe the copyright then denied the user to share the material."
"The practical effects of Article 11 and 13 are catastrophic. The few and large enough platforms that afford länkskatten can freely decide which media house they want to contract with. This means that the content that we users may share is determined by the platforms. "
"Further, the inhibit uppladdningsfiltret the creation of new content and the culture of the us users, such as political satire, so soon as we need to refer to the medial offer. Last but not least, smoke the incentives for new competing platforms to be formed. For it is only the greatest platforms will be able to afford länkskatten and complex uppladdningsfilter. These platforms are located in the US. "
"If the directive is voted through, this will start the european company will never be able to compete with them."
"the arena where The democratic conversations to take place, and future innovations are created will be concentrated to an already established non-european oligopoly. Article 11 and 13 will thus hinder the democratic conversation, and innovative innovation."
"In may is the EUROPEAN elections and the european political map might be redrawn drastically. In addition, we are in the EU's most turbulent period where the Uk is about to leave and reactionary voices throughout the continent threatens to follow suit. "
"What can be worse than to allow our representatives to take a permanent stranglehold on the modern communication society's backbone? Because that is exactly what this directive will lead to."
"instead, we must protect the democratic society and put cultural and commercial development in the short-term interests. We must safeguard the open structure of the internet was from the beginning. "
"We must demand of our political representatives to never go to the copyright interests above the citizens' right to an open internet where everyone has the same opportunities. Especially in election time as these."
"Otherwise, neither our political representatives or we, the citizens, our job as participants in a democracy."
"nHenrik Jönsson, an it entrepreneur and folkbildarenAshkan Fardost, investor, lecturer and debater in the field of internet and digitaliseringnKatarina Stensson, entrepreneur and candidate for the european Parliament for PiratpartietnNiklas Agevik, it entrepreneur and debattörnHenrik Alexandersson, candidate to the european Parliament for the Liberal PartietnMagnus Andersson, the leader of the PiratpartietnAlexander Bard, filosofnMattias Bjärnemalm, förstekandidat to the european Parliament for PiratpartietnChristian Engström, the former Mep for PiratpartietnJoakim Jardenberg, senior rådgivarenJon Karlung, ceo, BahnhofnOscar Swartz, nätveteran and chairman of the 5July.org"
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