The controversial directive was approved last Tuesday in the parliament of the European Union (EU). As it analyzed previously in The Crypto Legal, this directive could change the Internet as we know it today.
The directive was approved by 348 votes in favor and 274 against. The final wording of the Copyright Directive included the discussed articles 11 and 13 (but now as 15 and 17).
With the entry into force of this rule, now platforms like Facebook and Google will be directly responsible for the content that upload their users and violate copyright.
As analyzed by María del Pilar Segura, author and member of the Crypto Legal team, the approval of article 13 of this directive would mean that the platforms now apply severe filters, leading to disincentives in the production of content, as well as to the violation of the right to freedom of expression and the production of computer isolation.
The approval of the directive, without a doubt, is a "hard blow" for the Internet and its social networks.