Monday, February 04, 2019
EU terrorist content regulation mechanically would resemble Article 13
Not only is the EU toying (we hope unsuccessfully) with its Copyright Directive, it contemplates a “terrorist content” regulation, intended to prevent border flareups involving unstable countries. Mike Masnick on Techdirt explains how it could require automated filters and takedowns of a scope similar to Article 13. The link embeds a PDF of the proposal.
Again, it could have a similar effect to Article 13 in the US or outside the EU. Platforms will be very quick to yank content wrongfully flagged.
I haven’t heard much about Article 13 itself in the last week. Let us hope it flounders.