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This wont just affect Europe, this affects the entire world.
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As of July 4th 2018, the Internet as we know it might be dead for good. 

The European Parliament is passing a new Copyright Directive. 
Article 13 #CensorshipMachine will impose widespread censorship of all the content we share online. Art, fanfiction, parodies, remixes, mashups, memes, etc.. Anything that you do not hold the rights over will be taken down. 

Article 13 would force all online platforms to police and prevent the uploading of copyrighted content, or make people seek the correct licenses to post that content. Internet platforms hosting large amounts of user-uploaded content must monitor user behaviour and filter their contributions to identify and prevent copyright infringement. 

Such filters will be mandatory for platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, Reddit and Instagram, but also much smaller websites. 

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This doesn’t just affect Europe. The content creators you love are going to be in hot water for sharing their art and writing with you online. Any and all content that doesn’t belong to us will be filtered. Even memes are at risk, as the person who took the original photo may want to file complaints against any platformthat allows it to be used without permission. But it goes even further than that.

Last Tuesday (19th June 2018) a group of more than 70 people who have played important roles in building the internet and developing it (Tim Berners-Lee, Vincent Cerf, Jimmy Wales, Mitchell Baker…) into what it is today addressed an open letter to the members of the European Parliament:

“As creators ourselves, we share the concern that there should be a fair distribution of revenues from the online use of copyright works, that benefits creators, publishers, and platforms alike.

But Article 13 is not the right way to achieve this. By requiring Internet platforms to perform automatic filtering all of the content that their users upload, Article 13 takes an unprecedented step towards the transformation of the Internet from an open platform for sharing and innovation, into a tool for the automated surveillance and control of its users. […] The damage that this may do to the free and open Internet as we know it is hard to predict, but in our opinions could be substantial.”

Here is the original Article 13. It’s even scarier. / Link 2 

Here is how to contact your MEPs. 

Here is a full list of everything that will be affected.

Europe is facing a huge problem, and unlike with Net Neutrality, the world doesn’t seem to care. 

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AuroraArtz's avatar
AuroraArtz|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great news!

The Article passed! Now the memes will be banned soon! :dummy:

Fuck this union, seriously 
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K0RBIN's avatar
K0RBIN|Student General Artist
Me : *is a normal european guy*
Me : Hi
People that are not europeans : THAT'S BECAUSE OF YOU THAT MEMES DON'T EXIST ANYMORE IN EU------
Me : Memes still exist where I live
People that are not european : ..........Oh.
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PopulousMaster|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay... If everyone in the EU that does value freedom of speech wants to keep their free speech. 
Type down, #Eurexit as a way to get the EU to know that we WON'T stand for it!!!
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Amberbratz's avatar
Amberbratz|Hobbyist Digital Artist
.........im so scared. this will effect a LOT of Europe based content creators like you said but how will this effect those NOT in europe? im not getting that part....

like (for an example) i play an 18+ rp text adventure game whose creator is in Europe....how will that affect me who is in America?


what about European based youtubers like rpgminx???
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SonicAndTailsfan64's avatar
it will not effect those outside the EU
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JackHammer86's avatar
JackHammer86|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even if it doesn't we should still try to help.
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SonicAndTailsfan64's avatar
look, the EU is not gonna shut it down and they won't simply destroy it, why do you guys buy in to the fear mongering sh*t????
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CyroBlue101's avatar
CyroBlue101Edited |Hobbyist Digital Artist
F*Ck, will this affect Philippines as well? I haven’t seen it on the news...

still, this is absolute bulls**t! What caused Europe to suddenly shit in everyone’s faces and create Article 13? I can’t believe anyone would do this, I’m so f*cking glad I’m not anywhere near Europe!
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SonicAndTailsfan64's avatar
those outside the EU will not be affected
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CyroBlue101's avatar
CyroBlue101|Hobbyist Digital Artist
tHANK DE LORD

i still feel bad for the ones in Europe though...
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SonicAndTailsfan64's avatar
don't worry, they won't shut down the internet there, they'll still be internet there
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NatreaNervhus's avatar
*aggroes EU* Ooooh, what's going on, EU government retards? Someone felt butthurt because people educate themselves on what's going in reality, not in your propaganda? Yeah, give more restrictions! That's all you can do, EU government retards.
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xShadowKitsune's avatar
This is why we're at war with them.
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Fenris0604's avatar
Fenris0604|Student Digital Artist
That's NOT COOL!

I just wanted to meet new artist in deviantart and also on Facebook... That's just... Not fair. THIS IS PRESIDENT's Helpers fault!
We should do SOMETHING!
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Negaboss2000's avatar
Yeah!!!
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rubiks1994|Hobbyist General Artist
Ha! Okay...sure EU. I would love for them to even try
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FFS64's avatar
First they wanted to ban memes, now they want to shut down the WHOLE GODDAMN INTERNET?!?! 


Gimme a fucking break. 😑 :facepalm:
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JadeFoxu's avatar
JadeFoxu|Hobbyist General Artist
Your title and the very beginning was a bit misleading. I thought you meant Europe was trying to get rid of the Internet altogether at first.

Anyway, this actually affects the Fair Use Act. Wouldn’t it be taking away that Act as well?
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AskGoverntale's avatar
AskGoverntale|Student Traditional Artist
I WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS!!!

THIS IS NO LONGER A FUNNY MEME, THIS IS WAR!
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JSenpaiDaNinja|Professional Digital Artist
If it makes you feel better, protesters in Europe always win unlike here in America. 
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GalvaEmperor's avatar
It's going to be a long ass road, but out of everything ever protested in there Articles 11 and 13 must die!
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Slaweel's avatar
This won't affect the entire internet, people. Calm your tits. Think about it, would there just be an off-switch? And I doubt every one in the parliament or whatever type of government in EU that's trying to control the internet. Don't forget there's also South America, Asia, maybe Africa, and Australia with open/somewhat open internet but we haven't heard any Net Neutrality news on those places either. The web is way too big to completely control and no government should be able to just snip it just because they want control.
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