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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.
Save the Link heroes
You emailed your MEPs in the thousands, and in return they put through hundreds and hundreds of amendments to change the law for the better.
For these large publishers, it was always about undermining our Right to Link
There’s no shortage of proof that publishing lobbyists and their political allies want a world where you can own a hyperlink.
European Commission finally admits their copyright proposal would levy a link tax for articles shared on social media
We’ve been arguing that the EU Commission’s new copyright proposal would affect news links shared on social media — and it looks like we’re right.
Our write your MEP tool is making an impact
We’ve been having a huge impact in the EU with thousands of people writing to their MEPs, asking them to #savethelink.
Have a Link Tax Question? Join us on Reddit Ask-Me-Anything(AMA) this Wednesday!
We’re hosting a Reddit AMA! Save the Date and Join us for all your #savethelink questions.
Q&A: One tech journalist’s take on ancillary copyright
The link tax: one tech journalist isn’t buying the claim that it will be good for journalists. Read more from Jennifer Baker.
We need YOU to help us get the word out about link censorship
We’re launching a brand new campaign to make sure that European decision-makers know where Internet users stand on the Commission’s Link Tax and Censorship Robots. Help us get the word out!
Will the European Commission’s copyright rules spell destruction for Wikimedia?
Without an exception for nonprofits, monitoring and filtering provisions in the EU Commission’s new copyright law would bankrupt some of our favourite services – like Wikipedia
Mind the ‘value gap’: how the EU Commission is working to reframe its Link Tax and other copyright reforms
In the past several weeks, you’ve probably seen the phrase “value gap” creeping into your newsfeeds. But what does it really mean?
EU Commission formally proposes Link Tax to European Parliament as part of new Copyright Directive
Commission submits “some of the worst copyright rules in the world” to the European Parliament, including unprecedented new Link Tax powers for publishing giants
Publishing Giants just hurt the right to link in a disappointing court ruling. Will the EU Commission follow suit?
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that it can be illegal for websites merely to link to copyrighted content, even if they don’t host such content themselves.
The link tax law is leaked, and it looks like it was written by someone who has never used the Internet
A new leak from the European Commission lays out the not-so-specific details of the link tax law and other copyright reforms. And guess what? They only serve media industry giants.
Why is the European Commission hiding the voices of thousands of Internet users?
The European Commission hasn’t released the data that they say justifies the link tax. Where are your voices and their consultation response?
Breaking News: Leaked document reveals EU Commission’s plan to mislead and ignore you in their crusade for a link tax
The European Commission have shown themselves incapable of listening, recent leak shows they intend to push ahead with link tax and ignore public consultation process.
Become a link tax mythbuster
We have been putting together some key myth-busting images that should put the link tax to bed once and for all, showing decision-makers why it's just not going to work.
The Link Tax is Running Out of Fuel: You Can Stop It Here
The European Commission is still considering proposals for fees for hyperlinks, AKA: the link tax. They are writing the law now, but they are on the brink of dropping these plans. Let’s remind them we’re not going away.
Five amazing groups who helped Save the Link
Over 100 groups have come together to save the link. Here’s what just five of them have been doing to make this campaign a huge success.
Save the Link: What we said to the European Commission
Wow! Over 37,500 of you joined us in saying a resounding NO! to the European Commission's Link Tax plan
Use this tool to stop the link tax
Our friends at Copyright for Creativity have created a powerful tool that will help you tell decision-makers exactly why the link tax is a bad idea.
Lets get the European Commission back on track to end geoblocking
Last year the European Commission came out with a bold plan to end geoblocking in the EU. But now due to pressure from content industry lobbyists, they’re backing away from their ambitious plans.
Despite strong opposition to the link tax, the European Commission continues to pursue the policy
Internet users concerned over Commission’s continued push forward on unpopular plan to tax links and snippets and possible introduction of new liabilities for online platforms.
We’re taking feedback from thousands of EU Internet users rejecting the link tax to key MEPs
MEPs on key European Parliament committee will meet with your OpenMedia team tomorrow to discuss opposition to ancillary copyright and additional liabilities for online platforms.
EU Commission’s Attempts to Undermine the Hyperlink are a Solution in Search of Problem
What does the leaked draft on the European Commision’s Communication on Platforms reveal and what are its implications for Internet users worldwide?
Your voice matters: why we worked to engage citizens on the European Commission’s platforms consultation
We submitted your comments to the EU Commission’s platforms consultation. Let’s hope they listen and protect our right to link. #SaveTheLink
Huge coalition of MEPs come out against ancillary copyright
83 MEPs have spoken out against ancillary copyright and Internet users stand with them.
The bad idea that just got worse: how today’s European #copyright plans will damage the Internet
This afternoon the European Commission released its copyright communication, intended to set the direction for copyright reform for the entire EU under the Digital Single Market strategy.
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