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    Reiner
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    Hi,

    Usually i am not involved into politics. But there are times where even i have to. The European Parliament is going to release new copyright laws that might be the end of the Bforartists forums and the webpage at all. 

    The most important arricle in this new law, “Article 13” dictates that websites need to ensure that any uploaded content is free of copyright issues. This is technically simply not possible. Even not with so called upload filters. They would just be the icing at it, throwing out all smaller pages of the internet that cannot afford such a technical requirement. This new law will most probably lead to a big censorship. It is the reversal of the principle of the presumption of innocence. Now you are guilty until such a filter decides that you are not.

    You can read here what the fuss is about: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/european-copyright-directive-what-it-and-why-has-it-drawn-more-controversy-any

    Take action against this stupid law! You can for example contact your sitting members in the european parliament. Search for your country: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/de/search/advanced

    In Germany we have demonstrations at 23.03.2019 in various cities. See here: https://www.gameswirtschaft.de/politik/artikel-13-demo-23-maerz-termin/

    Kind regards

    Reiner

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    SWRDigital
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    I wish people would do some real home work on this. Basicaly Bforartists should be safe.

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    Reiner
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    Hi,

    That’s what they want you to think about it. But Article 17 (formerly article 13) is really clear now. You have to filter. They don’t name the upload filter in this law, but technically there is no way around. You are just out when you are below a defined income AND less than five million users AND your page exists shorter than three years.

    Note the “and” here? My page exists longer than three years. Means i have to filter now. I am not safe. And this will most probably lead to a shutdown of my forum and the gallery. I will definitely not install a Google Upload filter here. Or even worse, one from the european union.

    An assumption from my side: What will happen is that this law hands us over to the big data miners. Because i can for sure not write my own upload filter software. And the upload filter will come. And the whole internet landscape will be dominated by the big players then. The DSGVO has already done a lot in this regards.

    Well, we have now two years before this european law becomes local law in germany. We will see.

    Kind regards

    Reiner

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