Can I copyright the words “takedown notice”?
No, but you might be able to register a trademark. Or even better, a ‘business method patent’ for ‘method of alerting users of unlicensed copyrighted material by means of automated searching and pattern recognition.’ or some similar baloney. Then sue Google, etc., for patent infringement.
Copyright trolling as a form of insurgent protest?
Utter fucking madness, what a bunch of useless cretins.
Start by looking to see if these people are active near you.
Name of all those morons that voted for this? We got some work to do.
Between this and the tractor repair decision in California it’s pretty clear that people in office in most western countries are just taking bribes/campaign money/the promise of future employment in exchange for decisions that are clearly terrible for the public as a whole.
Also, the era of trying to justify it as “job creation” or something similar seems to be over. Now they just do what’s good for large corporations or the hyper-rich and kinda shrug when people wonder if that’s really what they should be doing.
Small, highly socialist countries seem to be the holdout countries where elected officials tend to behave in their constituents best interests,
Funnily enough one of the reasons I, and a lot of other UK Eurosceptics, advocated leaving the EU was because it’s not very responsive to democratic pressure, but it’s very responsive to corporate pressure. If you’re angry about this decision the bad news is it’s almost impossible to use your vote in response. Mandatory party lists make it impossible to vote for the MEPs who opposed this measure - you can only vote by party, and some MEPs from every single block backed it Only political parties get to choose which of their candidates get elected - voters don’t. And you have no say whatsoever in the commissioners who write legislation and decide what gets to be debated. Even when people do win things, like the first vote on this, or the referenda in Ireland, or France back in the day, the commission will just ask the question again and again in a slightly different way, until it gets the answer it wants. This is only one issue, but this stuff happens all the time in Brussels decision-making, and that’s not a form of government I’m OK with. YMMV…
I guess it’s time to just block the EU on any new server I set up as it would be just easier.
Yeah, well, have you seen the shit Blighty and Poland are up to?
EU isn’t the problem. “Democratic Institutions” where sweeping changes can be made by essentially unaccountable politicos is.
Does this mean individuals will be able to block photographs taken of them by news organizations, sporting event photographers, surveillance cameras, etc.? Will identical twins have all of their photos censored, since they will each hold the copyright to their own image?
yeah, there is a big difference between being a for profit k-street lobbyist and a nonprofit employee.
No it means that global entertainment corporations will get to rent your own culture back to you and have you punished if you don’t pay up. It’s the complete opposite of protecting individual freedom.
Maybe this will finally usher in a glorious new era of personal sites linked up by webrings (although maybe without all the animated under-construction.gifs and blinking marquee elements).
Question: How would it affect people outside the EU? We already have to see their stupid cookie notice popups everywhere, will we also be subject to their stupid laws about this, despite not being in their jurisdiction?
Here is a petition.
Please sign and share.
Its not much but uts something:
just taking bribes
I don’t think that’s how it works. Maybe for a few, but most of them do it for free, as disciples to the trickle down ideology. What’s good for (big) business is good for everybody, that kind of thinking.
I’m afraid you’re right. Plain old corruption. I used to think these people were just of a different generation and ignorant, but if the creators of the interwebs tell you your law is misguided an detrimental, and everybody in the academic world tells you it is a bad idea and you still vote for it with such gusto there must be something more at stake.
I mean, they probably are ignorant, and that’s why they don’t see the harm in maybe making a little more on the side, but still. Sheesh.
Ok, back to drafting mails to MEPS for the next round
Believing in trickle down economics in an era of extreme wealth concentration seems like an excuse that requires a level of ignorance that should preculde someone from holding office.
There are two paths leading from this place. Either the Vast IP Reich with One Nation under Copyright where the Internet basically doesn’t exist anymore or Trollhaven with even normal people shifting to paranoia-grade platforms that can’t be moderated, filtered, or messed with, even in principle and which actively fight any attempts at control. This means that our would-be masters can’t control us, but it also means that anything goes.
Neither is a particularly nice place to be and we have the alleged hominids in the EU to thank for it. Oh good. Would that we could all thank them in person.