If this does come into law it will disrupt the internet as we know it.
If this passes, I may have to shut down my image hosting site.
|Under the potentially meme-killing Article 13, internet platforms would be responsible for automatically censoring and removing any unlicensed content uploaded by users, including videos, photos, source code or music.|
Since no end user (you) takes the time to get a license to use an image from it's creator, it will end up being me (the internet platform) that has the burden to censor and remove the said images.
This will be devastating!
My news sites, like News Headquarter
may very well be affected too!
|Article 11 of the legislation has also come under fire for requiring platforms to pay a licensing fee in order to feature photos and links from online publishers. Opponents have called it a "link tax."|
This is bad. Very bad.