Hyperlink Taxes? Meme Bans? E.U. and Draconian Copyrights

 

Europe has been particularly heavy handed with regard to social media and social media companies.

(From Reason)

There’s a possibility that online platforms will have to seek out a license (and possibly pay) simply to show snippets of content when linking to pieces at news sites—and that any online platform that lets users upload their own content will have to impose filters (and again, possibly, pay a lot of money) that will block copyrighted content from being posted…

…This is being pushed by large publishers, who have apparently decided to blame their financial woes on news aggregators, rather than the disruption to their dominance as an advertising platform.