Mark Brown adjusts clocks on the wall at Brown?s Old Time Clock Shop March 6, 2007 in Plantation, Florida.Photo: Getty The European Commission is giving residents of the European Union the chance to forged their vote in a public ballot that might result in the elimination of the sleep-depraving follow of adjusting clocks twice a […]
The Copyright Directive is first time the EU is updating its copyright legal guidelines since 2001; the idea was to bring copyright laws into the modern age, with the rise of web sharing. The regulation was clearly intent on defending copyright holders; Article 11 of the invoice would have required web sites to pay to […]
In a 318 to 278 vote, the European Parliament today shot down proposals that would have made online publishers liable for users’ copyright infringement and made even linking to different web sites fraught with authorized threat. The invoice, extensively reviled for its service to legacy media pursuits and basic ignorance of the web itself, now […]
Ray Corrigan (previously), a campaigning pc scientist on the UK’s Open University, has an excellent explainer on the EU’s disastrous copyright directive on the progressive educational group weblog Crooked Timber (previously).
Corrigan’s work is, as at all times, cautious, detailed and measured — and extremely worrying. He describes the technical issues with the […]
Tomorrow, July 5, the European Parliament will vote on whether or not to conduct a debate and evaluation of the new copyright directive that was approved by the legislative committee last month.
The new directive has two controversial (and catastrophic) parts: Article 11 bans linking to news-sites with no paid license (however doesn’t […]
In different phrases, these proposals will make it exhausting to unfold information and even to put up memes. If #Article13 passes it would change the way in which that the Internet works, from free and artistic sharing, to 1 the place something may be immediately eliminated, by computer systems. #CensorshipMachine https://t.co/QgcUmCabEH pic.twitter.com/UOIZwxRFWh — Open Rights […]
When the EU’s legislative committee voted final month to advance a bizarre copyright proposal that will mandate mass industrial surveillance and censorship of the web, it was the start of the battle, not the tip.
The subsequent cease is a vote of the European Parliament itself, probably on July 5. From […]
Facebook could not conclusively say so, because it nonetheless has to conduct an inner audit, which they’re going to carry out after the UK’s privateness watchdog finishes its personal probe, in response to Bloomberg. But primarily based on the corporate’s evaluation and testimony by Dr. Aleksandr Kogan, the researcher who handed person knowledge over to […]
‘I just wanted to get a feel of what it was like before we joined the EU,’ stated Kieron, 35. ‘My mum has explained about the power cuts, three day working week and petrol coupons and to be honest I voted leave just on those ideas alone,’ he stated, including, ‘well apart from the power […]
On Wednesday, the Legislative Committee of the European Union narrowly voted to maintain the 2 most controversial web censorship and surveillance proposals in European historical past within the upcoming revision to the Copyright Directive — as quickly as July Fourth, the entire European Parliament might vote to make this the regulation of 28 EU […]