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Why Wikipedia goes offline
For 24 hours Wikipedia will be on Thursday switched off. It is a protest action. the Benjamin Emonts Benjamin Emonts

Benjamin Emonts, Born in 1985, is since July of 2018, a volunteer at the süddeutsche Zeitung. Grew up in a peaceful village in the administrative district Dachau. History and political science at the Ludwig-Maximilians studying-University (LMU) in Munich. After an internship in the SZ-local editorial office in Dachau, he did not mind to stop Writing, and just stayed still for a while. Like people with heart and Humor.

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About 33 million Times the German Version of Wikipedia per day is called - only this Thursday all the questions will run probably into the Void. For 24 hours Wikipedia is to be switched off. The-free authors of the Online encyclopedia to protest the large-scale action against the proposed EU copyright reform. This could interfere with "the freedom of speech, art, and freedom of the press," write in a pre-published a protest note to appear on Thursday in the Browser when you call the dictionary .

A large Public protest action is safe. Wikipedia is the German one of the most important sources of information on the Internet and is on place 7 of the most popular sites. The German edition includes currently, according to information from nearly 2.3 million articles. About 20 000 people with active. The criticism of the authors of the copyright reform focuses on two points. In article 13 is established, platforms like Youtube are in future to be liable for all of the content that users on your pages to upload. Only in mid-February, the European Parliament and the EU had agreed States after a long Back-and-Forth on this matter on a compromise. The platforms would, therefore, significantly more obligations to the copyright protection.

Many of the press companies Upload Filter critical

To do this, you would need to use probably the so-called Upload-Filter, with which the contents are checked and in the case of copyright infringement will be rejected. In article 11, a new performance is set right to ensure that publishers earn when their search engines are more widely used. Both points are criticised by the Wikipedia writers. Fear of censorship. "The proposed Reform could lead to that the free Internet is severely restricted," write them in their protest note. Even the smallest of companies "would have to use error-prone, and technically immature Upload Filter for all of your content and minimal text clippings from Newspapers and magazines to acquire licenses".

Also, many of the press companies will see the Upload Filter, among other things, for this reason, critical. The authors call on readers of Wikipedia, to the large, European-wide demonstrations against the copyright law reform on Saturday to participate in a big rally is about to take place in Berlin.

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