Article 13 rejected by MEPs: What you need to know about the law that could have killed internet culture

The European Parliament has voted to reject a new copyright directive, which includes the particularly controversial Article 13. The proposed law was rejected by 318 votes to 278, with 31 abstentions. The EU’s copyright reforms will now need to be debated in September, giving policymakers more room to hone the legal framework around copyrighted content in the internet age.

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Article 13: MEPs Respond (well 2 did anyway)

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Article 13 of the Copyright Directive is a major concern as it will impose privatised censorship of all types of content and it is incompatible with fundamental rights and the E-commerce Directive. Continue reading

Eu Better Save Your Internet

The end of what internet freedom we have in Europe is under attack yet again, and what happens in Europe today can happen in your country tomorrow. If the United Nations get their way things will never be the same online again. Continue reading

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multinational trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement. The main problems are two-fold: Continue reading

The Pirate Bay SUNK: Vanishes after Swedish data center raid

Torrent search engine and copyright-infringement poster child The Pirate Bay fell offline worldwide on Tuesday – reportedly after cops raided a data center in Stockholm, Sweden. Continue reading

Why Online Media is Quietly Withdrawing the Capacity to Comment

When I seen the article below it struck a chord with me as my partner (Conspirtracy Hunter) has been talking a lot lately about the very same no “comments” issue on Facebook. As you can guess by her online name she doesn’t really follow the western mainstream media, and a lot of her friends are the same. Instead of relying on the atrophying biased dinosaur that is mainline news media, they prefer to select their news from different online sources. A large part of this nowadays can be gleaned from the “comments” box/section as no matter who you are you get to air your views. Continue reading

In 2015 Facebook Will Drop a “Bombshell”

I’m not one for usually posting advertisements for other sites here, but I found this article very interesting. First up, I’m from the UK and get people saying:

“All this is going on in America – CIA, FBI, NSA – why do we need to worry about it?” Continue reading