Just to emphasise, the battle isn't over about :


"But there’s also opportunities for the courts to rein in the Directive – or even throw out its worst articles entirely. ... Article 13 is meant to be compatible with the older E-Commerce Directive, which explicitly forbids any requirement to proactively monitor for IP enforcement (a provision that was upheld and strengthened by the ECJ in 2011)."

This could take many years to happen with many possible twists.


Things that can still stop :

-Council of Ministers can still reject it

-Individual countries still have to create their own laws to enforce it (this is not like GDPR, which came into force directly). This could cause a lot of friction against the law.

-Article 13's requirements are technically impossible: it requires filters to stop all piracy while allowing all fair use. This makes the law vulnerable to being rewritten/rejected at some point in the future.

Im really really wishing germans and poles take to the streets and convince their reps on the council to stop this.


It is possible that it will still be stopped, either at council of ministers or in the way countries enforce it (or not), or in its conflict with other existing laws as well as itself.

Yeah I mean politicians here in Spain have actually enacted a data protection law giving themselves access to citizens data in order to build political profiles and target us with propaganda, so my trust on them getting copyright right is actually 0 (They even passed a law letting the govt block websites without the approval of a judge)

I guess it is their version of socialism for the rich, i.e. data protection for everybody and access to citizens data for themselves

I am really hoping the council blocks it

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