Europe’s Censorious New Copyright Directive Is the End of the Internet as We Know It

 

The counter revolution to the Internet Revolution has been underway for a long time now and the European Parliament has just launched another offensive.

The Internet empowers the traditionally marginalized. This upsets those interests that have traditionally held power, especially the “legacy” media.

(From FEE)

In practice, this will concentrate power in the hands of large news sites, who are most likely to reach deals to license the right to link to each other and other sites. A German study found almost two-thirds of revenue will go to a single publisher and just one percent to smaller publishers.

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