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The anti-meme law goes ahead

Ley anti meme o de copyright

The renamed anti-meme law seems to have gained strength in the European Parliament. The copyright law, commonly known as anti-meme law, has been approved in a voting the last 12th of September. The result of this vote has been 438 votes in favour and 226 against. We must remember that in July the result was negative (although with little difference).

Anyhow, anything is decided yet, because in 2019 there will be a new vote. Heretofore, the Commission and the Parliament should negotiate the final text. Once it is approved it will be necessary to adjust the directive to each country.

This law tries to establish a legal framework that protects the rights of authors as never before. Those who see this news as something negative are: internet users and large internet companies (Facebook, Google or Youtube). From their point of view, the disaster is very close. We will not know the network as we have done so far. It would be a point of inflection from which we will navigate in a completely different way.

On the other hand, there are also those who defend that copyright requires an endorsement by the law. And this law carries this out.

Most controversial articles of the anti-meme law.

– Article 11. It recognizes the legal right of the media to claim compensation for platforms that share their contents. Google News or Menéame would be two clear examples about platforms affected by this article.

– Article 13. It proposes that all the content uploaded to big video platforms should be compulsory filtered. This would be to detect, before publication, if copyright is infringed. In principle, this obligation is raised for large companies (Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion…).

Do you think this law will be a before’ and an after’ in the history of the internet? Do you agree with the changes proposed?