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The Death Of Memes

Postby Marcuse » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:20 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44412025

Wouldn't you know, it's the EU again. The Copyright Directive, a piece of legislation intended to modernise copyright law, is appearing in front of the European Parliament on June 20th. Article 13 of this document states that platform providers should "take measures to ensure the functioning of agreements concluded with rights-holders for the use of their works".

People think this will result in Youtube style automated sweeping of the internet for anything that might be copyrighted, and deleting it. I don't know how viable that is, but placing a duty on internet providers to police copyright at the least presupposes mass monitoring of all content on the internet regardless of what's actually posted. I can't see any ways this could possibly go wrong or be misused.

One unintended consequence of this might be that memes become contraband in the new internet. But I suppose we'll all be too busy paying through the nose for a decent internet speed to be able to download any memes in the high tech future.
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Re: The Death Of Memes

Postby cmsellers » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:57 pm

What's then national animal of Europe? I want to post a meme of one overlaid with the EU flag and crying.
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Re: The Death Of Memes

Postby Crimson847 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:48 am

cmsellers wrote:What's then national animal of Europe?


Frankenstein.


And didn't Tess post a meme about this very subject at some point? A dystopian "memeingless" future where memes are outlawed by the meme police?
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Re: The Death Of Memes

Postby Tuli » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:50 am

I urge everyone in the EU to contact your representatives! I already sent emails to all 6 Estonian MEPs and also the 10 listed here.

The copyright directive is a nightmare and it makes me sick to my stomach to know that Estonian officials have been involved in crafting it. The whole process has lacked transparency. The criticisms from a multitude of experts and civil society have been ignored, the results of research commissioned by the European Commission itself have been suppressed. No impact assessment of the (lack of) synergy between different articles of the directive has been published. Lawyers have brought up contradictions in enforcing the GDPR and copyright directive at the same time. The only ones I can see supporting this draconian and extremely poorly prepared legislation are special interests in the form of big copyright holders. Or people who know nothing of the internet and remain willfully ignorant in the face of continuous protests and criticisms from experts, copyright lawyers and human rights organizations!
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Re: The Death Of Memes

Postby Windy » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:51 am

are you telling me i can sue aquila now?
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Re: The Death Of Memes

Postby JamishT » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:17 am

Let's keep it on topic and the passive-agressiveness to a minimum please.
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Re: The Death Of Memes

Postby A Combustible Lemon » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:13 pm

The vote passed the committee stage. Next up is the actual vote, which might or might not pass.
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Re: The Death Of Memes

Postby Krashlia » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:33 am

Windy wrote:are you telling me i can sue aquila now?

American speech codes do not apply in Europe.
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Re: The Death Of Memes

Postby Krashlia » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:28 am

A Combustible Lemon wrote:The vote passed the committee stage. Next up is the actual vote, which might or might not pass.


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Re: The Death Of Memes

Postby Aquila89 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:24 pm

How did I get dragged into this?
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Re: The Death Of Memes

Postby Windy » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:06 pm

Memes are the reason CASS died tbh
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Re: The Death Of Memes

Postby NathanLoiselle » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:26 pm

CASS? I know I'm supposed to know what it is but I don't. So could someone give a helpless old guy a clue?
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Re: The Death Of Memes

Postby iMURDAu » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:55 pm

Current Affairs and Serious Stuff.

The section of this forum. This topic is listed under it.
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Re: The Death Of Memes

Postby NathanLoiselle » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:49 pm

I dunno. I see lots of serious topics in CaSS. And why's the 'a' small? Why's the sun orange? Why does big foot hide? Is he trying to prevent us from growing as a people?
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