EU citizens!

has lurched back into life due to a last minute Franco-German deal:

Any profit-making site over 3 years old will have to install YouTube-style automatic copyright filters on all uploads.

In practice, they would have to outsource it to Google etc. Big tech would choose what we see, even on tiny indie sites.

Please tell your MEPs today, in your own words, that this is not acceptable. They vote on this next Monday:

@switchingsocial I read this in your link:

Available to the public for less than 3 years
Annual turnover below €10 million
Fewer than 5 million unique monthly visitors.

To have to do upload filters your company has to be over every single criteria.



No, it just has to be over ONE of those criteria.

The examples given include tiny companies that are over three years old.

@switchingsocial Oh sorry. I read it again it and you are right.

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