E.U. Copyright Proposal Bad News for Online News Consumer

If adopted, a copyright proposal in the E.U. would squeeze smaller online news publishers out of the market, resulting in fewer sources of news for online news consumers but more money for the large news publishers.

(From Reason)

Article 11 would require those who link back to news coverage with “snippets” or excerpts of the content to get permission from the linked media sites, which would potentially require payment of a fee.

Article 11 is really about big publishers on a hunt for new revenue sources as they realize they’re never going to regain dominance over the advertising marketplace.