Did Article 13 get passed?

As of July 2, 2019, Article 13 has not been passed. The European Parliament is set to vote on it in September, but it’s unclear if it will be passed at that time. It’s a highly controversial piece of legislation, and there is a lot of debate surrounding it.

Critics argue that Article 13 will stifle creativity and innovation online, as well as censor free speech. They also claim that it will lead to the formation of internet monopolies, as only large companies will be able to comply with the new regulations. Supporters of the bill say that it will protect copyright holders and prevent piracy. They argue that article 13 is essential for ensuring a level playing field for all content creators online.

It’s still unclear what exactly will happen if Article 13 is passed. There is a possibility that some parts of the internet could become censored, or that online services could become more expensive. However, it’s also possible that the bill won’t have much effect at all. Only time will tell what impact Article 13 will have on the internet as we know it.

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There has been a lot of talk lately about the European Parliament’s proposed directive on copyright in the digital single market. One of the most controversial aspects of the directive is Article 13, which would require online platforms to take measures to prevent the upload of copyrighted content. This has led to fears that it could stifle freedom of expression and creativity online. But does Article 13 affect the United States?

The short answer is no. The directive would only apply to member states of the European Union. However, there is a possibility that it could indirectly impact American internet users. That’s because many popular platforms such as YouTube and Facebook are based in the United States, and they would likely need to comply with Article 13 in order to continue doing business in Europe.

It’s also worth noting that America already has its own version of Article 13: section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Section 512 requires online service providers to take steps to prevent infringing material from being uploaded onto their platform. In practice, this often means implementing Content ID systems or similar solutions that can automatically detect and remove copyrighted content.

So while Article 13 may not directly affect America, it could indirectly have an impact on how we use the internet. We will be watching closely as this Directive progresses through the European Parliament and seeing what implications it may have for us here in the States.

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