|2018/06/19 07:45, Roadkill: ||edited 1x |
|The key is the difference between the words 'could' and 'will'.
Article 13 could theoretically, if taken to draconic extremes, render memes illegal. But just like a single gun could theoretically kill the entire population of the world, it doesn´t make it likely that it´s going to happen in, you know, actual reality.
The wired article explains the issue a bit better than AJ, of course.
I'm not for Article 13, btw. But the 'ban memes' thing is assuming that all platforms everywhere will, instead of policing for copyrighted content, just resort to blanket banning memes. And there is absolutely nothing to indicate that this is ever going to be even remotely true.
Of course, if Article 13 is passed, some platforms may do this. But they're going to suffer a loss of traffic as a result. And platforms that find another way of doing things, will prosper.
Again, I'm not a fan of Article 13. But this doomsday nonsense is insulting to anyone with an IQ above room temperature.