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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 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.
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.
MEPs narrowly approved, despite citizens' and experts' concerns, supporting dangerous copyright proposals that will fundamentally change the Internet as we know it
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.
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
Article 11 reaches tipping point as hundreds of academics and organisations say NO to the link tax this week.
The clamour against Article 11’s link tax proposal has been overwhelming, with a huge growth in organisations from a broad range of fields and expertise adding their name to the opposition.
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.
European Parliament’s civil liberties committee strikes blow to dangerous proposals for content censorship
Recommendations for a censorship machine were removed, but remaining loopholes are open to abuse by private companies
Someone actually did the math and money generated from a Link Tax is "not going to go nearly as far as the news publishers think."
Your OpenMedia team’s report back on our experience at the Mozilla Festival, the open Internet conference.
We’ve produced an official guide to the Link Tax, to ensure MEPs hear your voices before they start to examine the European Commission’s unpopular plan.
On Thursday as part of our fight to defend the right to link, our free expression campaigner went to the European Parliament to deliver your voices
Wow! Over 37,500 of you joined us in saying a resounding NO! to the European Commission's Link Tax plan
Yesterday as a part of our campaign to safeguard our right to link, we took your voices straight to European Parliament.
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.
The European Commission continues to push forward with plans to reform copyright, but the idea of a link tax still won't die. Find out what the next step is in the fight to safeguard the right to link for Internet users everywhere.
Exciting developments in our Save the Link campaign happened this week!
The internet we love is based on creators being able to freely, cheaply, and easily share their work! #SaveTheLink Article by Michael Geist Earlier this year, I wrote about the secret campaign by major record labels and publishers to stop the release of public domain recordings, most notably Beatles records that outsold the offerings from major label records at retail giant Wal-Mart. The campaign included extensive lobbying for an extension in the term of copyright for sound recordings.
The new EU 'right to be forgotten' ruling conflicts with our right to knowledge and free expression. Why should people like web companies, politicians, or governments force search engines and other aggregators to remove links to articles about their activities without a judicial process? Learn more below and check out our growing international campaign to Save The Link at SaveTheLink.org Article by CBC News
Two weeks ago we celebrated a win at the European Parliament, where members of a powerful committee tasked with making decisions about how we share and collaborate online rejected proposals that would restrict our right to link. Seeing the pro-Internet community stand up and take action together is always reaffirming–and in today’s global political climate where important decisions like this are often taken behind closed doors, a healthy level of engagement is something to celebrate in and of itself.
The so called freedom of panorama was included in MEP Julia Reda's copyright report, but a troubling amendment voted it out. Speak out now to push back against those powerful interests who want to restrict and censor our right to link online: SaveTheLink.org Article by Glynn Moody for Techdirt
A version of this article by our Meghan Sali was originally published at Common Ground and Rabble.ca One of the big promises we were made about the Internet was its potential to revolutionize the way that we interact with the world around us. The Internet enables us to transcend our physical restrictions and travel the world; it allows us to access and ingest research, art, culture and knowledge that would have in the past been stored in libraries and other physical archives, inaccessible to many.