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  1. The EU Copyright Directive has been approved by the European Council this morning. EU member countries have 2 years to implement into law. Details: Brits special mention and heads-up: What we can expect: Whether the European Court of Justice can repeal Article 11 & Article 13... https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/ayd7mt/hi_reddit_im_julia_reda_an_mep_for_the_pirate/
  2. CDPR have said that the marketing will rely on "surprise factor". It wouldn't... errr... surprise me?
  3. Last chance to stop upload filters and breakdown of parliament vote. https://juliareda.eu/2019/04/copyright-final-vote/
  4. Council vote will be April 15th, at the Council Agriculture meeting. It will be voted on by the member country's agriculture ministers. I wish this one was a joke. Official meeting agenda: https://www.parlament.gv.at/PAKT/EU/XXVI/EU/05/98/EU_59873/imfname_10891324.pdf
  5. @OutandBack Yes this is an excellent video. Sums it up nicely. Interesting note on the yesterday's vote(s). A word of warning before you continue reading – it might induce multiple involuntary facepalms, the likes of which you haven't experienced since you last played XCOM. Remember how voting on individual amendments (like the proposal to delete #Article13) was rejected by a majority of just 5 votes? Well, there were corrections to the vote because some MEPs failed to pay attention to what they were voting on or which button they were pressing. With the corrections accounted for, voting on individual amendments would have been accepted by a margin of 12 votes in favor ( + 320| - 308| o 25), leading to a possibility of voting on articles 11 and 13 individually and possibly rejecting them. Possibly the most important vote marooned due to late onset attention deficit disorder. Ironic, isn't it? The internet ruined by a miss-click. Ten of them. Ain't that poetic.
  6. How the EU parliament voted on the copyright directive. Raw data: https://juliareda.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/copyrightvote.pdf Details:
  7. The copyright directive is adopted, in it's entirety. A motion to vote on the amendments one-by-one has been rejected. A sad and dark day for independent creators, a sad day for the internet, and a sad day for freedom. I'm lost for words right now. Have some quotes.
  8. Nope guess not. The debate this morning was really hard to watch. Inhumane amounts of facepalm. Big kudos to MEP Julia Reda for fighting like a lioness against this torrent of ignorance. I have a bad feeling. The vote is coming up in 20 minutes. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/plenary/en/home.html
  9. Plot twist... You could not make this up. The German government allegedly traded its support for the copyright directive, for French concessions on a pipeline transporting Russian gas. (Google Translate) Altmaier sacrifices copyright-based startups The new copyright will strain small businesses. The government has waived important exceptions - for gas from Russia? https://edition.faz.net/faz-edition/wirtschaft/2019-03-26/altmaier-opfert-start-ups-im-urheberrecht/286741.html I wonder if this could be reason enough to postpone tomorrow's vote until this is investigated. 🤔
  10. You win some, you lose some... ...
  11. Tomorrow's copyright vote as explained by Julia Reda MEP. See if this makes any sense. I'm confused a.f. https://juliareda.eu/2019/03/copyright-vote-explained/ Also here is a presentation of the issues at hand Julia Reda made for the Australian Digital Alliance, where she goes in depth through the history of copyright reform and this latest attempt. Duration 42:22. #Article13: Copyright's latest attack on the web
  12. Yesterday, in Germany, in more than 45 cities, about 200.000 people demonstrated peacefully for a free internet. https://www.facebook.com/Savetheinternetinfo/photos/a.557868017940024/744322905961200/?type=3&theater https://twitter.com/ChangeGER/status/1109472016871186434 A (facepalm inducing) smear campaign was attempted by a member of Germany's governing SDU/CDU coalition, stating that protesters were being payed €450 each by American NGOs to participate claiming meddling from the US. This is untrue as EDRi (European Digital Rights) is NOT a US organization and ridiculous as it would require a total of €90.000.000 to fund. Really, really? https://www.bild.de/politik/ausland/politik-inland/upload-filter-im-europarlament-abgeordneter-bekommt-morddrohung-60746158.bild.html Apparently it is about travel expenses totaling €15.000 payed to 12 activists on a lobbying trip to Brussels by EDRi (European Digital Rights). Leading German MEP Claims Copyright Protesters are Bought: Here are the TWELVE People He’s Talking About https://medium.com/@emanuelkarlsten/german-mep-claims-copyright-protesters-are-bought-here-are-the-twelve-people-hes-talking-about-8f836be3056e
  13. Cyberpunk 2077 and one other CDPR game to be released by 2021. https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/03/22/cyberpunk-2077-and-one-other-cd-projekt-red-game-will-release-by-2021 https://www.cdprojekt.com/pl/forums/topic/lista-pytan-do-zarzadu/page/68/ I have a feeling Cyberpunk 2077 will release in 2020. I'm not about to guess exactly when, but October seems as good a time as any. Publisher logic is not always straight shooting, though Christmas sales seem to be something most aim for.
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