Yesterday - June 20 - a vote of the Legal Committee of the European Parliament JURI took place, which can be said to be the first step towards the end of the Internet as we know it in Europe. Amendments threatening freedom of speech, the free flow of information and the development of innovation in information processing have been voted on.
The new regulations introduce two regulations that are the most controversial:
- Art. 11 or so-called tax on links
- Art. 13 or automatic content filtering
You can read the threats to the free Internet that the proposed regulations may bring you on the website of the Centrum Cyfrowe Foundation .
Another clash for the free Internet will take place on July 4, when all MEPs in the European Parliament will vote on the proposed changes.
Unfortunately, most of the large media and websites are silent on this subject. If, however, it provides some information on this subject, it is in such a way as to present the proposed regulations in the best possible light, not to mention that this will lead to censorship of the Internet . It is not surprising, most of them belong to media companies lobbying for the introduction of new regulations. Here you can read a bit more about who cares about changes. German media concerns (including Axel Springer) are mainly lobbying for regulations.
free MEP for Internet censorship
MEP Tadeusz Zwiefka from the PO deserves special distinction from your country, who voted for both art. 11 and art. 13. We hope that in the next EP elections voters will thank him for that and will never represent your country in the EP again.
A full list of people who voted for censorship can be found on Julia Reda's website https://juliareda.eu/2018/06/not-giving-up/ . Unfortunately, people detached from reality and having a zero idea about new technologies and how the global network operates, today have the possibility of destroying the Internet from which we use every day.
Lidia Geringer de Oedenberg against censorship
On the other hand, the free MEP Lidia Geringer de Oedenberg deserves credit, who is behind the free Internet and voted against art. 11 and art. 13.