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Big Brother EU-Commission presents its proposal for a European Digital Single Market. Beyond the EU Commission’s beautiful words on a European Digital Single Market is a supercontrolled and censored the Internet.
BIG BROTHER. The all-powerful European Commission has presented an action plan for a European Digital Single Market. They write, among other things:
”Junckerkommissionen therefore want to create a digital single market with free movement of goods, persons, services and capital in which individuals and businesses access to goods and services online in a smooth and fairly, regardless of where they live or come from. With the completion of the digital single market, the EU can also maintain its world leadership in the digital economy and help European companies to grow internationally. The authorities can also offer more e-services ”.
”The goal of the digital single market is to tear down the walls of regulations and finally go from 28 different markets into one single market. A fully functioning digital single market in the EU has the potential to contribute to the economy with 415 billion per year and create hundreds of thousands of new job opportunities”.
Wow EU – not bad.
And as usual, the commission wants to harmonize legislation on contracts and consumer protection for purchases on the Internet. The site says:
”Rules to facilitate cross-border e-commerce. This includes harmonized EU-legislation on contracts and consumer protection when buying online, whether it is about physical goods or digital goods ”.
PAY FOR LINKING
”Unfortunately, this proposal is full of ideas that will affect users and platforms very negative. Article 13 ang. copyright means that platforms (such as Facebook, Google, etc.) must pay a fee when they link to media companies’ news articles. The European Commission says that it will be difficult otherwise for media companies to make money online. This may mean that the platforms have to negotiate with thousands, maybe hundreds of media to bring about a paid license with them. ”
”All platforms must create programs that scan the material uploaded on the platform. If the media are trying to be uploaded and the platform does not have a license with the relevant media companies such material must be blocked. This also applies to things such as photographs and the like. This mean that overnight the free Internet will be controlled and supervised . One such proposal involves a tremendous intervention in the freedom of expression ”.
EU WANTS LINK TAX
The site OpenMedia writes:
”The EU wants to introduce a” link tax ”for the platforms. When text snippets appearing on a site, you should news sites to get paid for it. It is clear that the right to link the Web is under attack. Any attempt to try to stop linking weakens the open Internet. If these proposals are approved, then our right to share and access to materials to deteriorate drastically. ”
Video below: a number of MEPs from Brussels from different groups join forces against the EU Commission’s proposal to censor the links.
Video below: Tim Aker of the Eurosceptic group EFDD gives his viewpoint on the harmonization of copyright. Tim Aker believes that harmonization means that our freedom is limited
DIGITAL SINGEL MARKET AND COPYRIGHTS
Imagine yourself if you want to upload a YouTube video or photo on Facebook and you get a message that it is not allowed to upload material. This would be the outcome of the EU proposal on copyright. Should the EU get this proposal through they will of course continue to build additional settlements and the free Internet as we know it will be a thing of the past. To build computer programs that scan is also very expensive. News sites wins on that people come to their sites; then it’s up to the news sites to charge users when they visit news sites.
What we are witnessing in terms of proposals on the Digital Single Market in the EU and copyrights are nothing more than attempts at censorship and control of the Internet by the European Commission. We should know by now is that the EU is really looking for the control and power – everything else talk is really just a smoke screen.
HARMONIZATION – THE BIG TRAP
As usual, we see that the EU Commission wants to harmonize legislation in the EU. Should not we have learned anything when the EU wants to harmonize an area? Rules on member countries to open borders within the EU was harmonized and what was the result:mass immigration. EU harmonized economic policies of EU member states and created the Euro; the result was an economic chaos. The fact is that the EU wants to harmonize everything within Europe. The more harmonizing the EU-commission does, the worse for us.
A European single digital market – no thanks!
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