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welp article 11/13 passed

ffs EU you had *every* expert and your constituents yelling at you that this is a shitty idea and you just had to go and do it anyways, because fuck small players amirite

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@embr I don't think small players are going to be really impacted? like... big companies are gonna have to comply, but small individual run websites won't? so it's not really a loss imo

@wxcafe in its current form, it will disproportionately affect anyone who's big enough to be affected, but not a Google-sized titan who can just soak it

@embr I mean yeah but there's no profit for copyright holders to attack small websites and it still costs titans so ๐Ÿคท

@wxcafe They don't *need* to attack them. Article 13 means that anybody who is popular enough will need to implement Youtube-style Content ID, and this - bizarrely - potentially includes people like Github, not just Youtube.

@embr they won't *have* to? as long as nobody comes to you and says "hey that's copyrighted material" you're in no danger if i understand correctly? like supposedly they can automatically prosecute twitter and github and whatever but good luck for them if they try to attack individual websites for comment sections or mastodon instances, yknow...

@wxcafe @embr anyone who runs a site with a decent amount of users knows eventually you will get someone who uploads copyright infringing data (or other illegal things). This is why article 13 (and fosta, etc) screws over people who run sites which allow user generated content.

@sowth @embr yes. I know. my point is there's no point in worrying about this if you're on decentralized infrastructure like peertube or mastodon where no node has a large enough number of users that copyright holders would seek you out legally

@wxcafe @sowth It's not a concern for Mastodon specifically, that doesn't make it less of a concern. This isn't even the only site I run, much less the only one that exists.

@embr @sowth me neither, but none of the other have the kind of users to be concerned either. And none of anyone else's, this is only gonna be a concern for the large platforms, much like other copyright/internet laws in europe have been

@embr @sowth like how here in france they made a "dns blocking" law to "block" websites from the public, and only enforced it with the three major ISPs...

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