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  1. I live in europe (denmark) and if this whole eu thing is true then why haven't I heard about it in my country? If I search this up in my own language nothing comes up.

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    1. (Not an Ao3 staffer/volunteer. Replying in Danish, with links, but the gist of it is that it has been debated in Denmark, but mainly in specialist / political forums, as far as I know.)

      Her er den danske version af "Kommissionens forslag om ophavsret på det digitale indre marked":
      https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DA/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:52016PC0593&from=EN

      Og her er de høringssvar, der kom ind, da Kulturministeriet sendte direktivet til høring hos danske interessenter i nov 2016:
      http://www.ft.dk/samling/20161/almdel/KUU/spm/35/svar/1356743/index.htm

      Og endelig er her en nyere (marts '18) artikel fra Altinget.dk, der har kritiske kommentarer til direktivet fra danske forskere:
      https://www.altinget.dk/digital/artikel/forskere-det-aabne-internet-boer-ikke-ofres-paa-ophavsrettens-alter

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      1. It still doesn't make sense that something so important doesn't get talked about. And there's people in other countries that says they're never heard about it either. (France as an example and other countries but I don't really remember them)

        Btw the reason I didn't talk about articles you linked me is because I don't understand what it says at all, they're using complicated words lol

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        1. But I e-mailed my MEP just in case anyway

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        2. Sure, it doesn't make sense that it's not been debated more widely; something that relatively important should have been. But to some extent it depends on where you get your news from - the news article that I linked to from Altinget is part of a series of news items and opinions pieces on the digital single market, including comments from major political parties and industry stakeholders. There have been smaller pieces in other news outlets (e.g. Politiken), but mainly focusing on the perceived positive impact ("More protection of artists' rights!"), not the problematic aspects, and many of them were at the time of the first draft (late 1016 / early 2017). So it has been talked about, but you may not have noticed it if you don't actively follow political news sites, and you've had to search for the critical voices.

          And brilliant that you have emailed your MEP :)

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          1. So my MEP answered me and said that she understood my concerns and is against it as well. That's always something

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        3. It isn't really uncommon for politicians to do shit without us knowing though, right?

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          1. Well, I dunno if it's like that in my country. But my MEP has made posts about it now on her facebook page so yeah

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    2. It's because an American YouTuber made up his own dramatic interpretation of the law for views.

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      1. That's what I thought too, but Philip Defranco made a video on it and came up with sources.

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        1. The panicking is still very out of proportion. Directives aren't directly applicable in any country, and each member state needs to adapt its laws to the objectives presented by the Directive, so the directive isn't really closing anything. It's very different from regulations like the data protection one.

          The concern is about how many sites will implement automatic filtering and how intensive said filtering will be, when the directive doesn't even hint at it. It only says it should be proportionate, and mentions automatic filtering as one of the possible measures.

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          1. Alright, thanks for the answer. I believe you. (Sorry for having nothing else to say)

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            1. No worries, ty!

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