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Was the EU right to approve the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market?
The EU was right to approve the
Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market
Article 13 ensures that platforms can no longer claim innocence when enabling piracy.
Article 11(1) prohibits for-profit web services from reproducing or making public press publications.
Article 4 allows educators to digitally reproduce copyrighted works for the purposes of helping them teach.
The directive have been
attempted to be enacted without considering
or representing the point of view of
billions of social media users.
Users' views should not be dismissed without explanation or analysis.
The directive has been controversial, and wildly contested in the general public.
The directive puts Europe at a disadvantage as a market for and as a space to develop digital services.
The directive will give more power to big companies and strengthen their control over the internet.
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