Save Your Internet Campaign
Regulations on the web such as Art 13 that is at its final stage of voting in Europe attempt to fight abuse yet stumble in becoming abusive to Creators online.
YouTube Creators are raising awareness by asking all Creators online to join the conversation by creating a video about Article 13 and sharing on social using the hashtag #SaveyourInternet
Read what Susan Wojcicki CEO of YouTube
We ask policymakers to find a solution that protects rights holders and creators alike, and listen to the growing number of EU voices, including some member countries, who agree there’s a better way forward.The potential unintended consequences of Article 13
The Internet Society’s Position
In the meantime, civil society and academia, including EFF, EDRI, Creative Commons, and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition have all raised concerns over the potential negative impact of Article 13 on freedom of expression, the rule of law, market competition, and the Internet architecture as a whole. In their analyses, they additionally note that Article 13 is contradictory to the existing EU legislation and case law.Article 13 of the Copyright Directive Raises Serious Questions
European Greens Julia Reda’s position
“Article 13 is a Mess”
Article 13 was misguided from the start. Rather than solving a specific, well-identified problem with a well-assessed solution, lawmakers attempted to use copyright law to rebalance power between several big industries, with no regard for the collateral damage they were causing. Instead of resolving these concerns and converging on a reasonable middle ground, the negotiations have just muddied the waters further.Article 13 is a mess: Now even big rightholders disavow it
According to Reda, a key problem is that the ability of automatic upload filters was overestimated at the time. Even the most modern systems based on artificial intelligence cannot distinguish between legal and illegal uploads. “There is no technology that is capable of doing this,” she says. Then there would be illegal collateral damage, according to the text of the law.
To arm citizens against such and other harm arising in connection with copyright, Reda launched the “control ©” project together with the Society for Civil Rights (GFF) to “celebrate” the directive’s anniversary.One year of EU copyright reform: Is the Internet still working?
#ForTheWeb campaign by Tim Berners Lee
New Contract on The Internet
“a contract to make the web one which serves humanity, science, knowledge and democracy”