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Article 11: This link tax plan is designed to attack search engines and aggregators, and will make it hard to use link-sharing sites to find the content you're looking for online.
There is consensus that this is a bad idea: academics, small businesses, small publishers, librarians, researchers and thousands and thousands of people have already said no to these proposals. A tiny handful of powerful publishing conglomerates are the only group in favour, steamrolling over the interests of the public.
Article 13: Content filtering means that every single website that allows users to interact with it will have to build robots that scan your images, text, videos and other content for potential copyrighted content before it is posted. If mandatory content filtering is introduced it will lead to many of your favourite sites closing if they cannot afford to install costly programs to scan and block content before it is uploaded.
Content filtering puts free speech in the hands of bots and algorithms, which will be set to detect for copyright infringing content — and block your content before you even have a chance to post it. Bots like this are never able to understand context or make fair judgments.
Your creative expression will be blocked from the web — all because a censorship robot has decided that you don't get to share it.
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