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Loonie Legislators and that Wacky Webernet Thingo

John Willoughby's Avatar Picture John Willoughby – January 01, 2008 03:13AM Reply Quote
The topic that just keeps on giving.

John Willoughby – February 14, 2019 07:14PM Reply Quote
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ARL (Moderator) – February 16, 2019 02:35AM Reply Quote
That’s a shame . Until recently the EU has been pretty good at getting the balance right with this sort of stuff but these copyright rules are just crazy

tliet – February 16, 2019 03:33AM Reply Quote
Well, we'll see how this plays out, I agree it's totally weird and will probably be tested in court. On the other hand, it's commendable that the EU is trying to break some of the de-facto monopolies that the internet has become. It's just too bad that it doesn't seem to be working without breaking the web.

ARL (Moderator) – February 16, 2019 07:34PM Reply Quote
They could have been more specific/targeted about the "link tax" - I don't know, some fair use provisions or anti-trust type provisions?

tliet – February 17, 2019 12:10PM Reply Quote
Yeah, could also be that the final boundaries will be set by courts in trials.

ddt – February 18, 2019 01:43PM Reply Quote
Been reading bits of this report about Facebook and though we kind of knew all this, it's amazing to see the British Commons drag the company, in their understated way: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/18/facebook-fake-news-investigation-report-regulation-privacy-law-dcms

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