Excursions by Amit Gawande

Article 13, which makes platforms directly liable for copyright infringements by their users — pushing them towards pre-filtering all content uploads, with all the associated potential chilling effects for free expression;

This is terrible — I cannot understanding the reasoning behind such a regulation.

And the commissioners drafting this portion of the directive do appear to have been mostly intending to regulate YouTube — which has been a target for record industry ire in recent years, over the relatively small royalties paid to artists vs streaming music services.

Ah, of course. It’s EU - has to have a Google angle.

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