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Julia Reda - EU Council poised to insist on mandatory upload filters
Let's recall: In its final position, the European Parliament had tried its utmost to avoid specifically mentioning upload filters, in order to avoid the massive public criticism of that measure. The text they ended up with, however, was even worse: It would make online platforms inescapably liable for any and all copyright infringement by their users, no matter what action they take. Not even the strictest upload filter in the world could possibly hope to catch 100% of unlicensed content.

This is what prompted YouTube's latest lobbying efforts in favour of upload filters and against the EP's proposal of inescapable liability. Many have mistaken this as lobbying against Article 13 as a whole - it is not. In Monday's Financial Times, YouTube spelled out that they would be quite happy with a law that forces everyone else to build (or, presumably, license from them) what they already have in place: Upload filters like "Content ID".

In this latest draft, the Council Presidency sides with YouTube, going back to rather explicitly prescribing upload filters. The Council proposes two alternative options on how to phrase that requirement, but they match in effect:

by generic on Wed Nov 14th, 2018 at 09:23:43 PM EST
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The filter selects for license, not unlicense, to expedite search criteria in the wild for control population in a universe, not unlike locating one's super special dolphin trolling pods across oceans and seas.

Are licensed properties tagged, water-marked, or otherwise digitally encrypted? I should think mature DRM technology is installed on copies by every owner/agents/licensees who care to by now --by usage right. Not that I foresee dragnets of quoted text, be that prose or "mash up" label; this mission is programmatically untenable.

The next question is, Can these tracking devices be "hacked" or duplicated by "pirates"? I'll never know.

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by Cat on Wed Nov 14th, 2018 at 10:21:28 PM EST
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The YouTube upload filter is amazingly good, though. I have uploaded videos where I accidentally had the radio playing quietly in the background, and the filter caught and tagged them as containing copyrighted material.
by asdf on Thu Nov 15th, 2018 at 03:08:13 PM EST
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