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Old September 13th, 2018, 01:17 AM
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Future Press/Social Media To Charge For Hyperlinks And More...

Excerpt: The most important parts of this are Articles 11 and 13. Article 11 is intended to give publishers and papers a way to make money when companies like Google link to their stories, allowing them to demand paid licenses. Article 13 requires certain platforms like YouTube and Facebook stop users sharing unlicensed copyrighted material.

Critics of the Copyright Directive say these provisions are disastrous. In the case of Article 11, they note that attempts to “tax” platforms like Google News for sharing articles have repeatedly failed, and that the system would be ripe to abuse by copyright trolls.

Article 13, they say, is even worse. The legislation requires that platforms proactively work with rightsholders to stop users uploading copyrighted content. The only way to do so would be to scan all data being uploaded to sites like YouTube and Facebook. This would create an incredible burden for small platforms, and could be used as a mechanism for widespread censorship. This is why figures like Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee came out so strongly against the directive. – The Verge

Opponents of the directive have been using the hashtag #SaveYourInternet on social media.

- planetfreewill.com

This would be similar to me taking a picture of a famous painting and then sending that picture to many friends but I would have to pay to do it because the work of art isn't mine.

So the future entails a rule where if one uses a link to a story/news/data then that link must be paid for?

This is a limitation of information to only those who have a deep pocketbook while others who have opinions or news to send out will be crushed by all the fees for all the links that help verify/backup the news.

If anything this isn't as much about monetization is it is about control of information, the narrative about government/corporations and what is made available to read and to be informed as well as new ideas, thoughts and philosophies.
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