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The European Union and the U.S. Congress are working on reforms to their respective copyright laws, some of which have been deemed too extreme by critics. The EU, for instance, would like force websites to enable “upload filters” and to pay for linking to other websites, while the U.S. Congress would like to extend copyright to 144 years from the already quite long 70 years + life.
EU Copyright Law Changes
As soon as June 20, next week, the European Parliament will vote a draft legislation proposed by the European Commission (EU’s executive body). Critics have attacked the proposal as being quite extreme because it could impact many digital industries too severely.
Censorship Machines (Article 13)
One of the biggest issues with the new EU copyright reform proposal is the Article 13, which mandates that websites that accept user content (anything from videos to online comments) must have an “upload filter” that would block all copyrighted content that’s uploaded by users. Critics, such as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Julia Reda, have also called upload filters “censorship machines.”
Under the censorship machine proposal, companies would be required to get a license for any copyrighted content that is uploaded to their site by its users. In other words, websites would be liable for any content their users upload to the site. It goes without saying that this could significantly hamper innovation on the internet.
For instance, YouTube or a site like it, probably wouldn’t even exist today if the site would have been liable for what users uploaded from day one. Not to mention that at the time the technology to identify potentially copyrighted content was quite rudimentary. Even today, YouTube has its occasional PR scandal over taking down content that shouldn’t have been taken down. Furthermore, those types of takedowns likely happen on a daily basis to many people, but they just don’t get enough media attention to turn into an issue for Google.
Some argue that upload filters wouldn’t be able to recognize “legal uses” of copyrighted content, even if they were 100% effective in identifying whether or not a piece of content is copyrighted or not. In this category would enter parodies, citations, and even internet memes, which typically make references to copyrighted content.
According to Reda, upload filters have already been made illegal by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which ruled that an obligation to filter all user uploads violates the fundamental rights to privacy, freedom of expression, freedom of information and freedom to conduct a business.
Impact On Foreign Companies
Article 11 and Article 13 of the new copyright directive look like they would have a much bigger (and probably negative) impact on companies operating in the EU than the GDPR did. The GDPR, although supported by most internet users, has already put many foreign companies on edge. Many either don’t show their content to EU users, have put it behind a paywall, or simply don’t fully or properly company with the law.
If the new copyright directive passes, most American companies may simply decide that serving EU users is no longer worth it, which most likely wouldn’t be positive outcome for the EU as a whole.
If you’re an EU citizen and would like to express your opinion to your MEPs, Mozilla has created a free calling tool, while the EFF and multiple European groups have developed an easy web tool to email your own MEPs.
The European Union is updating its 2001 Copyright Directive, with a key committee vote coming up on June 20 or 21; on GDPR day, a rogue MEP jammed a mass censorship proposal into the draft that is literally the worst idea anyone in Europe ever had about the internet, ever.
Under “Article 13,” sites that allow the public to post anything that might be copyrighted — text, pics, videos, games, sounds, code — will have to run user submissions through a copyright filter that will check to see if it matches the a known copyrighted work. It’s YouTube’s perennially busted, overblocking Content ID, but for everything from Github to the copyrighted images on that band tee you wore in your Tinder profile.
These black boxes will have the unaccountable power of life or death over everything Europeans say to each other online. They’ll ingest everything we say to each other — likely sending it to one of the giant American tech companies that specialise in this kind of filtering — and render a judgment.
Anyone can add to the blacklist, too: under Article 13, sites have to let people claim new copyrighted works — but the rule has no penalties for abuse. Trolls can lay claim to every word ever posted to Wikipedia and stop anyone from quoting it on a WordPress site or Twitter or Facebook.
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RT – Bitcoin plunges by 30% after record high of $20,000
The price of bitcoin fell to less than $13,080 on Friday morning, according to CoinDesk.com. That makes an 18-percent drop since its previous slide, and more than 30 percent since it reached the historic $20,000 mark last week.
The cryptocurrency has experienced its second major drop in just days. Rival bitcoin cash has also fallen, plunging to $2,536 per coin, following its rapid climb of more than 50 percent to almost $4,330 per token on December 20.
The co-founder of Bitcoin.com, one of the world’s largest sites devoted to the leading virtual currency, has sold all his bitcoins and recommends people stay away from it for the moment and look for alternatives.
“I would say an investment in bitcoin is right now the riskiest investment you can make. There’s an extremely high risk,” Emil Oldenburg said in an interview with Swedish tech site Breakit.
“I have in fact sold all my bitcoins recently and switched to bitcoin cash,” he added.
Oldenburg complains about long transactions with high fees. According to some estimates, bitcoin transaction fees are doubling every three months, and an average bitcoin transaction is takes four and a half hours to be confirmed. The average trading fee peaked at $26 recently.
The reason why bitcoin users don’t understand its cons is that they only buy it and don’t sell or trade it, according to Oldenburg.
“As soon as people realize that this is how it works, they will start to sell. The old bitcoin network is as good as unusable,” he said.
The investor explained fees for bitcoin cash transactions are more reasonable.
“It only costs $0.012 to send a bitcoin cash transaction, and there are no lead times. The only drawback is that you need larger hard drives, but that’s not a problem for most people.”
RT – Bitcoin heading to $0.00 & many will lose everything when bubble pops – warns investor Peter Schiff
Bitcoin is a massive speculative bubble that will implode, and people who are buying it now will be left holding the bag, according to economist Peter Schiff, best known for predicting the 2008 financial crash.
“People who got it years ago, even people who got it at the beginning of the year have the opportunity to cash out and make a lot of money. But people who are buying it at these prices or higher prices are going to lose practically everything,” Schiff told RT International Channel.
“These currencies are going to trade to zero or pretty close to it when the bubble pops,” predicts Schiff. “Right now, the only reason why people are buying bitcoin is because the price is going up. When it turns around, they are not going to sell it for the same reason.”
“There is no value in bitcoin, you can’t use it as money,” Schiff points out. “It’s too slow, too expensive and too vulnerable.”
The investor called bitcoin a “speculative digital asset,” and as soon as its price stops going up, it will implode.
According to Schiff, there is a problem with fiat currencies. However, there are 1,300 digital currencies with massive inflation. “Even bitcoin itself has spun off bitcoin cash, bitcoin gold. There is no limit to supply of bitcoin-branded worthless tokens that can be created,” he said.
RT – Insider trading probe leads to crash of bitcoin cash
The price of bitcoin cash plunged 10 percent when trading resumed following an investigation by a leading cryptocurrency exchange into possible insider trading.
Bitcoin cash’s wild price swings led Coinbase to suspect exchange staff of possible insider trading. The third most valuable cryptocurrency’s price had more than doubled since Monday.
“If we find evidence of any employee or contractor violating our policies — directly or indirectly — I will not hesitate to terminate the employee immediately and take appropriate legal action,” Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong posted in his blog.
All Coinbase employees and contractors were “explicitly prohibited” more than a month ago from trading in bitcoin cash and revealing launch plans, he said.
The exchange suspended trade on Tuesday minutes after the opening and eventually canceled orders.
According to CoinMarketCap, the price of bitcoin cash soared to $9,500 as trading began on the Coinbase exchange GDAX. Coinbase did not recognize that price on its exchange. The rise of bitcoin cash is also suspected of causing a sell-off in bitcoin. On Thursday, bitcoin cash was trading at $3,627 while bitcoin was selling for $17,000.
The Alex Jones Channel – Muslim Migrant Who Participated In 20 Man Gang Rape Of A Woman Said It Was Fun
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SWEDEN: MIGRANT WHO PARTICIPATED IN 20-MAN GANG RAPE OF WOMAN TELLS POLICE IT WAS “FUN”
Victim tried to get help, but was ignored & insulted by locals
Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars.com – DECEMBER 4, 2017
A migrant who took part in a 20-man gang rape of a woman in a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden told police that the experience was a “fun joke”.
The incident occurred last summer in the Fittja area of the Swedish capital. 20 men were involved in the brutal gang rape, which took place in a stairwell, but police were only able to identify and charge five of the culprits, all of whom were migrants from Somali and Iraq.
According to the 30-year-old woman, the migrants “discussed who would get to use me first” before pulling her up to the second floor. “Many stood waiting for their turn,” she added.
The migrants smashed the woman’s head against the staircase, knocking her unconscious, as well as threatening her with a knife.
The migrants laughed and filmed the scene on their cellphones as the attack unfolded. During a police interview, one of the attackers said the entire ordeal was a “fun joke” to the men.
The victim’s situation was made worse by the fact that when she attempted to get help from locals, they either ignored or insulted her.
One man who had lived in the area for 15 years saw the rape happening but did nothing because, in his own words he has “learned not to see or hear so much”. The woman was also labeled “disgusting” by another person because she had sperm in her hair as a result of the gang rape.