Please sign this petition today

Many people have written extensively why the proposed articles 11 and 13 of the upcoming EU Copyright Directive are bad, worse and the worst, myself included.

Despite the opposition, the EU Parliament and EU Commission have decided on the possibly worst version of article 13 yet and are moving forward.

I don’t know if it will help, but please join me in signing this petition on change.org against article 13. Right now it is the largest petition ever in Europe and only a few signatures from becoming the largest petition ever, period.

Yes, we are forgetting article 11 now. Article 11 in the proposal is also bad (and stupid) but the new proposal for article 13 is so bad that it will effectively destroy the internet as we know it. Compared to article 13, the proposed article 11 which would make it impossible to discuss news articles on social media, is small fry.

Why is article 13 the worst?

Here are my posts about it, back when it was only bad: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. But smarter people than me have spent a lot of time looking into this. A couple of these are here:

The Final Version of the EU’s Copyright Directive Is the Worst One Yet

CREATIVE SECTORS CALL FOR A SUSPENSION OF NEGOTIATIONS ON ARTICLE 13

Europe Should Protect Independent Media in Copyright Reform

Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive Threatens the Internet

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