PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THIS
STOP ADDING UNRELATED PROJECTS
We had a scare here in the US earlier this year about Net Neutrality, and are now facing a similar issue.
Article 13 is a law that has been proposed and passed in the EU. If it gets passed a second time, it could spell doom for all internet users and content creator's jobs.
Article 13, to put it simply, it's a law which essentially makes it so that when someone uploads a piece of copyrighted content, it's no longer their fault, but the website's fault.
This would cause a HUGE chain reaction.
These websites will begin to use robots to decide what things can stay and go, to avoid getting in legal trouble.
The sheer amount of stuff being uploaded to the internet would make the manual takedown of content a large task. AI will obviously be used to take this content down. The issue? Robots have no sense of humor, and cant tell the difference between a critique and a complete re-upload.
They may also decide to just ban all users in the EU to avoid a mass of lawsuits.
This will basically build a wall around the EU. Any Youtubers you watch, and more, from the EU will have their videos removed, and more likely than not have their channels removed.
This will put content creator's jobs at risk, and will pretty much change the world in the snap of your fingers. (Thanos reference?)
Please don't let the article get passed! Spread the word, invite everyone, and sign the petition!