- EU Directive Copyright in the digital single market, often referred to as ACTA 2, may lead to the closure of Google News in Europe
- are the reasons art. 1
- which is also controversial art. 13. Who will put platforms into practice, such as YouTube's responsibility for user-posted content;
- On 12 September, the European Parliament decided to send ACTA 2 for further work, but the path to the entry into force of the directive is still far away. They negotiate as part of a negotiating committee that contains precise provisions. Next, the law will have to be ratified by individual Member States, which will have two years.
A controversial EU copyright directive has been the subject of much comment and speculation in recent weeks and months. We remind you that the act, often referred to as ACTA 2, can cause significant changes to the Internet, including denying us access to a variety of materials posted on YouTube (the gono is currently being served by the site itself as part of the campaign) #Saveyourinternet noticed). It turns out that an even sadder fate can wait on Google News platforms.
Kill Article 11
According to Google Vice President and head of the Google News section, Richard Gingras could adopt the law in its current form of service in Europe. Everything through Art 11 and the ideas of the so-called tax on links It is assumed that any service (of course, market giants like Google and social services that are similar to Facebook), which refers to articles that contain fragments of original texts, their publishers must pay.
It is worth mentioning that we do not have to in this particular case. To handle only the theoretical situation on the basis of a similar law (adopted locally at the level of an EU member state), Google News had to make a decision in 2014 about the end of activities in Spain. Publishers and readers have lost this.
I do not want the same situation in other European countries. We are ready to work with all our partners so that Richard Gingras can not do this in an interview with Guardian.
The head of Google News points out, however, that the matter has not yet been fraudulently committed. Final decisions are made when the actual form of the new law is known. Only after completion of the work on ACTA 2 will it be possible to assess the impact on the form of the Internet network in the Member States and whether their activities will continue to be profitable for individual companies.
Richard Gingras stresses that the activities of Google News in the current model do not work on profit. The goal is to make it easier for users to gain access to the information provided by the so-called Google ecosystem, which of course spends more and more time on other platforms for a company engaged in promotional activities. Google News itself does not generate revenue, which is why the company has no interest in maintaining it if it makes losses after the introduction of a new law.
There are no ads in Google News, it's not a sales-generating product for the group. Its value is to get certain communities to get valuable information, says Google's vice president.
and unlucky 13
YouTube does not make weapons
We remind you that the problems with ACTA 2 do not end here in article 11, art can be all or more dangerous. 13. To a great extent, their terms are responsible for the content posted on sites such as YouTube by the creators of the content on the platforms themselves.
The proposed version of Article 13 will remove the current content removal system. At the moment, it protects rights and platform owners. Therefore, services such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud, Dailymotion, Reddit, or Snapchat are responsible for content sent by users, creators, and performers who violate copyright. This means that these platforms, including YouTube, must block most of the content transmitted from Europe and the display of non-European material in Europe due to vagueness and copyright claim. Please read the FAQ on the website of the # Saveyourinternet campaign.
When cooking art. 13th was heavily criticized by Susan Wojcicki, boss of YouTube.
Article 13 of the current content threatens to prevent millions of people – including video creators and users – from uploading content to platforms such as YouTube. In addition, it threatens to prevent users in the European Union from displaying content that is already available on the channels of creators elsewhere. This applies to the extensive library of educational videos on YouTube, such as: As a language teacher or fortress guide, while the manager of the site.
We remind you that ACTA 2 was adopted by the European Parliament on 12th September. However, this does not mean that it should come into force, but merely the form of a document to be further processed . The Directive is currently being negotiated under a triennial committee composed of representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the EU Council. Then it has to be ratified by each Member State, we get two years. It is also worth mentioning that the document in the present form is not supported by the authorities of the Republic of Poland.
- Google Official Website
- # Saveyourinternet campaign website on YouTube
- Official text of the directive Copyright on the Digital Single Market