False Flag: A Story

A short story by Cory Doctorow asks the question of what the copyright directive means for democracy and activism as we know them.

The proposed copyright directive of the EU has been designed to protect traditional publishers and their revenues from large internet platforms. But the implications of the reform go far beyond business models or advertising revenues. In handing over the control of information to untested technology owned by internet giants, legislators open the door to the corporate control of communications online.

As the struggle to prevent proposals becoming law continues [read more on the directive from Pirate MEP Julia Reda], this short story by Cory Doctorow asks the question of what the copyright directive means for democracy and activism as we know them.

Read More at Green European Journal

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