The vast majority of people complaining about Article 13 (now 17) have never read the damn thing. So strap yourselves in, because here’s the full final text of the article.
Article 17, the boogeyman of the Internet [pastebinned to avoid wall of text, original forum post has text behind collapsible folder markup]
Honestly this puts actual regulatory scrutiny to what YT is already doing. Paragraph 7 regulates that measures are to take copyright exemptions/limitations that here in America we term “fair use” into account (which bots can’t do, but humans involved in the process can make judgments on). Paragraph 9 opens with “Member States shall provide that online content-sharing service providers put in place an effective and expeditious complaint and redress mechanism,” and as mentioned in [above post] requires human review for takedowns.
Guess one major reason why YouTube, who already have the Content ID system in place, are opposed to Art13/17? The company doesn’t want the requirements for human review and an effective appeals process. So they mobilize the creators on their platform to fight a propaganda battle for them.
: Another reason is that the regulatory requirements make Content ID less of a bargaining chip when negotiating with rightsholders because the 4(b) requirements and 5(b) considerations (“the availability of suitable and effective means and their cost for service providers.”) in combination with how much money Google has available to throw at copyright monitoring moves it from “above and beyond the industry standards” from rightsholders perspectives to “doing your legal duty as a giant content-sharing firm”.
: And before YT mobilized it’s creators as propagandists… anti Art13 propaganda was being banged out by alt-righters with an anti-EU agenda. This is the origin of that goddamned absolutely misleading moniker of it as a “meme ban”.
ETA: I’m not even totally in favor of Article 17 as it passed, speaking as a leftist who thinks that a lot of intellectual property law needs a hatchet taken to it and new much more limited IP systems put in place that favor the general public instead of corporate interests. I’m just sick of the fearmongering and tech capitalist propaganda around it.
In reference to footnote 2 of post 2, another poster asked “Although it is before the Alt-right became prominent, was the backlash towards the Stop Online Piracy Act and the related Protect IP Act started by them as well?”, prompting…
Additional note: Article text was taken from this PDF from the European Parliament website.