Users around the world reject Europe’s upload filtering proposal

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November 11, 2016
Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Jeremy Malcolm  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Users around the world have been outraged by the European Commission's proposal to require websites to enter into Shadow Regulation agreements with copyright holders concerning the automatic filtering of user-generated content. This proposal, which some are calling RoboCopyright and others Europe's #CensorshipMachine, would require many Internet platforms to integrate content scanning software into their websites to alert copyright holders every time it detected their content being uploaded by a user, without any consideration of the context. People are right to be mad. This is going to result in the wrongful blocking of non-infringing content, such as the fair use dancing baby video. But that's only the start of it. The European proposal may also require images and text -- not just video -- to be automatically blocked on copyright grounds." (11/10/16)  

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