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News European Parliament votes to accept controversial copyright amendments

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 12 Sep 2018.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Locknload

    Locknload Jolly Good Egg

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    Just.....(lol).
     
  3. MLyons

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    And people thought GDPR was a pain to implement.
     
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  4. 23RO_UK

    23RO_UK Hasta Mañana

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    @MLyons - I wonder if they will be shipping their own European Parliament endorsed KY Jelly to help the process...?

    Pardon the pun, call it a smooth transition the European Parliament way.
     
  5. Guinevere

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    This is one of the most stupid laws ever. It will not offer any protections to those it is 'designed' to protect. Will be a horrendous pain for everyone from site / service providers to users.

    But hey, some people will produce some filtering software, sell it to government and big business and make some money.
     
  6. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    It's just a power grab on the part of a bunch of politicians and civil service bureaucrats. They - and probably big business who have the lawyers to throw around when necessary - are the only ones who will benefit from this.

    I'm not surprised. Simply history repeating itself with minor variations on a given theme of the moment.
     
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    No doubt costing an RTX 2080Ti or organ. Whichever is worth more at the time.
    :rollingeyes: DogeFilter ™
     
  8. Guinevere

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    I take back my criticism of the change. Macca is behind it, and if that technological whizz kid knows the tech will work, who am I to argue someone clever enough to game social media and the digital interwebs to make the Beatles successful!

    I don't care what people say say say. He's clearly an expert on copyright... oh apart from that time he ended up without owning the copyright to most of his own famous work.
     
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    Piracy will be the only thing this stupid junk won't harm.
     
  10. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Politicians aren't going to stop until the Internet is as regulated, monitored, and controlled as real life are they.

    Time to buy some shares in a VPN company. :)
     
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    I guarantee as soon as this goes into action any gov services with user input will be flooded with copyright content
     
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  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    That quote from the politician though, Such a wonderful mashup of business and political catch phrases. It made it sound like this would make money fall out of the internet and make everyone rich.
    Personally, it feels like they want the entire internet to be clickbait sites.
     
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    Suppose those are the only articles the gov can understand.
     
  14. Anfield

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    And trying to trick politicians into retweeting copyrighted stuff will be the national sport of the EU:naughty:
     
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    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    Aw fer frog snacks...


    On the upside, like any bit of EU legislation the language is loose enough for member states to have a lot of leeway in interpreting it when they ratify it as local legislation. For example, the automated content recognition system is a 'like' rather than a requirement, so could be omitted (the requirement is for "effective and proportionate" measures, which a member state could deem as "a notification form is effective and proportionate"). Still not a great situation to be in in the first place.
     
  16. Anfield

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    The theory goes that it is in fact a requirement simply as a consequence of no one being able to afford the manpower to police it all manually.

    Also as seen in the example of youtube where absolutely anyone can steal your ad revenue by fraudulently claiming ownership it becomes clear that any system that doesn't require extensive evidence and manual review of said evidence simply can't work due to being open to abuse.

    On top of that there are then other issues to contend with like algorithms being notoriously horrible at recognizing context inevitably leading to a flood of false positives.
     
  17. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE HOW ... THESE EASY AND QUICK CHANGES TO YOUR LAWS CAN MAKE YOU RICH!!!! BILLIONAIRES IN cntry_strng ARE TRYING TO BAN THIS VIDEO! WATCH IT NOW BEFORE IT DISAPPEARS!!!
     
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  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    ^Yeah, that. Monorails and marching bands. and Google cuts it's d*ck off trying not to become the EU's next fine-related cash cow.
     
  19. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    bring on 23:00 29/03/19
     
  20. Anfield

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    Don't worry, we'll not only get it anyway but will probably find a way to top it.
     
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