Will the copyright directive affect me?

Commenting & posting

You must be very careful from now on! Remember that from the moment the directive will be transferred to the local law of a particular Member State, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE  TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE AUTHOR OF THE CONTENT YOU PUBLISH, or that you have rights to it. You will not quote your authority statements anymore, nor will you quote a YT graphic / memo / video link that has not been released from your hand, despite the fact that it perfectly matches the topic being discussed. You will be overwhelmed with frustration every time the filtering machines do not accept your comment, and you’ll be editing it one by one, hoping that it may succeed now. The press will also receive copyright laws so no quoting of articles for you anymore.

Surfing for information

The Internet will now become a place much more sad than you knew it so far. First of all, it will be less extensive. The www will be empty of information and content. “Link tax” will cause the flow of information to be seriously inhibited, and thus the desired content will be very difficult to find, if at all possible … THE INTERNET WILL LOOSE ONE OF IT’S MOST IMPORTANT FOUNDATIONS! The censoring machines will filter valuable content, and most of the wanted materials will be simply removed because if there’ll be a minimal risk that it may conflict with the new ACTA2 law.

I’m a creator should I be worried?

Youtuber

Many aspects of activity on YT will change completely, and even DEGRADATE, as soon as this dangerous law comes into force … Forget about sharing music if youe haven’t  purchased copyright licenses. Don’t count on sharing third-party materials or other authors’ sources, even if you only use their works as a quote! Silly matter like placing links in the description of a movie – be it source texts or other materials on the web that cover the same subject – will now become a melody of the past. Your channel will be barren, it will loose the interest, and as a result  sooner or later it will disappear from YT.

 

Editor

Articles 11 and 13 will directly affect your business. Article 11 will force you to purchase licenses enabling the sharing (linking) of materials from specific publishers. Only the largest players with huge capital will be able to buy these licenses. THE LINK TAX WILL KILL MOST PORTALS ON THE INTERNET! Article 13 will oblige you to assess the legality of the materials published by you and users  of your site. The cost of filtering machines will decide whether copyright is infringed. PORTALS WILL END THERE ACTIVITIES, AND TRUE CENSURSHIP WILL REIGN THE INTERNET!

Musician

ACTA2 will change the way you promote. It will change the way you can use the beats. Think of it? If there will be no independent portals how will the world ever know that you exist? You will be dependent on the will of the biggest players and you’ll have nothing to say. The internet will turn in to a giant record company and the same thing that stopped our ancestors from promotion will now be stopping you. Oh and there’s a catch – the celebrities will be safe. Safe from the young blood so they won’t need to worry about their future.  The quality of music will depredate

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ACTA2 Time table

  • 20th June 2018 (passed): Vote of the Legal council
  • 5th July 2018 (rejected): Parliament votes on the negotiation mandate
  • 12 September 2018 (passed): The Parliament gets a debate and a final vote on the issue before sending the dossier to the individual member states for a final decision.
  • 13 December 2018: Trilogue negotiations between the European Commission, The Council of the European Union and the European Parliament
  • Early 2019: Final vote on the issue in the European Parliament

EP – 12 September 2018 vote on ACTA2

MEP'S In favor for #ACTA2
58%
MEP'S obcjected #ACTA2
30%
. . . . . . . . . . MEP'S abstained from vote
5%
. . . . . . . . . . MEP'S absent
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