The European Parliament needs to investigate exactly what happened in Botland with Article 13.
Here’s a few examples of what the Twitter campaign against Article 13 looks like, draw your own conclusions:
@artistrights tweeted in reaction to the stalled Article 13 legislation in Europe “American multinational corporations impose their commercial imperialism over their vassal states. Not the Europe we love.” There probably has never been as revealing an insight into Google’s short, loathsome and treacherous lifespan as the Article 13 legislative process in the European Parliament. It […]
VINNY Perhaps the laws of physics cease to exist on […]
Google is in the addiction business. The company is manipulating children to lobby for its corporate interests. We wouldn’t tolerate that from Big Pharma, why do we tolerate it from Big Google?
Members of the European Parliament need to get a grip on these active measures campaigns before Google goes beyond “lobbying” on an issue vote and moves on to meddling in campaign outcomes in a few months when the European Parliament stands for election.
In a post-Cambridge Analytica world, we all know it’s a short step from undermining opposition on a particular issue to undermining the election of a particular candidate. And Google is just as capable of meddling as any state actor if not more so.
In the end, what every incumbent wants is another term. And if they already struggle to field a winner as does the Pirate Party that may well face declining relevance and a situation where they lose their one seat in the next European Parliament election, who knows what compromises may get made and who knows what in-kind donations may surface.
ALEX Viddy well, little brother. Viddy well. from A Clockwork Orange, written by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel by Anthony Burgess As we noted in Fair Copyright Canada and 100,000 Voters Who Don’t Exist back in 2009, the legitimate desire by governments to use the Internet to engage with the governed is to be admired. […]
If you take away the right to sue for copyright infringement, the way the MMA proposes, it’s basically introducing a retrospective and perpetual safe harbour – this, as music creators in Europe are trying to get rid of safe harbour — helienne (@helienne) June 28, 2018 It must be said that Music Modernization Act safe […]