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Europe: What began as a bad idea has become an outright crisis for the future of the Internet as we know it: the #CopyrightDirective is headed for a final vote. There's never been a moment where your voice mattered more. #SaveOurInternet…
Over four million Internet users have signed the petition against the Directive. Now, it's time to call your MEP directly and tell them #Article11 and #Article13 would be a catastrophe for free expression and competition online. Text that reads: Article 13. They want you to believe that Article 13 is not about filtering content. #SaveYourInternet
Under #Article13, virtually every online community, platform, or forum will have to add copyright filters at a cost of millions.

Experts say this will turn the Internet into “a tool for the automated surveillance and control of its users.”…
If a user ever manages to slip a copyright infringement onto your site, you are liable, unless you can prove that you made every possible "best effort" to stop them.
Under #Article11, sites are barred from linking to the news with more than "single words" from a story unless they've paid for permission.

A similar German law failed, and this one is worse—it has no exceptions, affecting even sites allowing free re-use.…
And to top it off, the final #CopyrightDirective text guts provisions that protect artists' rights to fair compensation by media corporations, and renders the data-mining exemption useless.…
This is the last moment to make your voice heard. Together, we’re going to make sure that every MEP knows that the voters of Europe are watching them and taking note of how they vote. Text that reads: Article 13. They want you to believe that Article 13 is not about filtering content. #SaveYourInternet
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