EU Parliament vote means your memes are safe... for nowFrom The 3:59 show: The Copyright Directive, which threatens to kill memes on copyright claims, will return for a vote in September.
But finally this morning, the EU Parliament voted to reject a shift in copyright rules that would have effectively killed memes online. So the European Parliament's copyright directives, article 13 Basically what I've made platforms responsible for copyright infringement by people on the platform. So like if I post a gif on facebook that someone else made that facebook then is liable. That's basically the rule, like well lets say I tweet out the you kow how do you do fellow kids meme from 30 Rock. Obviously I don't have the rights to that neither does twitter That directive would've basically made Twitter liable for the copyright violation which would've meant that they would be enforcing against memes much more heavily. So they rejected it today and the directive is being changed. And it's going back for a vote in September. But if it does go through, I mean, I feel like this would drastically change Internet culture. And not only that, I mean, Twitter can't even monitor harassment issues, much less monitor what GIFs peopple are using and where the originator came from. My gosh, that's way too much.