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European Parliament approves unpopular Link Tax and mandatory content filtering in its final vote on the Copyright Directive
Despite massive public outcry and opposition from dozens of experts and academics the European Parliament failed to even allow a vote on amendments
European Copyright Directive passes, setting dangerous precedent for the open Internet
Despite massive public opposition, the European Parliament has rubber-stamped a Link Tax and Censorship Machines
A mass, continent-wide protest against Article 13 is coming up on March 23rd
Will you join Internet users across the EU to stop the Internet from becoming the "filternet" thanks to the unpopular Article 13?
The new EU Copyright Directive is almost upon us and here’s what you can do to stop Articles 11 and 13
We are only a few days from the finalized text of the EU Copyright Directive and this is our last chance to make some noise to stop the toxic Link Tax and Censorship Machines. Join us!
OpenMedia (alongside 53 organizations) signs letter to EU Council to oppose Articles 11 and 13
OpenMedia joins 53 other organizations in signing a letter urging EU Deputy Ambassador to reject obligatory or voluntary content filters (censorship machines) and the link tax in the ongoing trilogue negotiations.
Implementing the Link Tax in the worst way possible
After the mid-September vote, when Parliament approved both the Link Tax and copyright upload filters, the finish line for the problematic legislation is in sight.
Save the Link: The Story So Far
Yesterday, the EU Parliament voted in favour of a Link Tax and Censorship Machines in a catastrophic move for the open Internet. But how did we get here, and what happens now? Here’s the quick and dirty story of Save The Link.
Sad day for the Internet: EU Parliament approves a Link Tax and Censorship Machines
MEPs narrowly approved, despite citizens' and experts' concerns, supporting dangerous copyright proposals that will fundamentally change the Internet as we know it
WIN: The EU Parliament sends copyright law back to the drawing board
Today, the European Parliament sided with Internet users and voted to reject the proposed copyright proposal, which includes the dangerous Link Tax and Censorship Machine provisions.
EU Legal Committee Approves Controversial Copyright Directive
In a major blow to the open Internet, the vote supports push for a link tax and censorship machines that will have a global impact
62 Professions Harmed by Content Filtering
I delivered your voices on content filtering and the Link Tax to key MEPs in Brussels last week. Here’s the rundown.
We’re Meeting MEPs in Brussels Next Week to Stop Internet Censorship
This is our one last chance to convince key decision makers to side with European Internet users and shut down a misguided plan to build censorship robots to monitor and block our content online.
Germany Goes Pro-Censorship Machines
Germany has published their position on Article 13 — the EU proposal for censorship machines, completely disregarding evidence about content filters and public opposition to this proposal.
Article 13 will set back creativity. We let the artists speak for themselves.
Content filtering, bots scanning for copyrighted content and then blocking what they find, will seriously harm creativity in Europe. That's why artists are joining together to speak out against it.
The dangerous trend for automating censorship, and circumventing laws
Deals between companies and governments working together to automate acceptable content online are too common. Whilst content filtering is being proposed in EU copyright law, in other situations it's all wrapped up in a closed door agreement.
Help our censorship impact research AND speak to your MEPs
Help us research who will be hurt by the plans for a link tax and mass content filtering to make a difference in stopping censorship.
New Year, New Fight: 2017 in review and the battle ahead for digital rights
From Net Neutrality to proposed mandatory content filtering in the EU, 2017 was a big year for Internet advocates. What's next in 2018?
Content filtering: illegal, unpopular, and broken.
Decision makers are looking to content filtering and algorithms as the solution to all social problems manifested on the web. But they are not the easy fix that they are presented to be.
European Council: France, Spain and Portugal attacking the open web.
Three countries are using the European Council to put dangerous pro-censorship amendments into the already controversial Copyright Directive.
Are mass content filtering rules legal?
EU legal experts checked the proposal for mass content filtering to see if it was legal, but vague wording means too much trust in big business.
MEPs vote in favour of dangerous censorship proposals
On 11th July, key EU committees made their final call on copyright law & failed to save the link
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