The EU's Link Tax Will Kill Open Access and Creative Commons News

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PS: EU copyright proposal would prohibit news orgs from waiving rights, hence prohibit open licenses. This looks paternalistic: We know what's best for you, and we'll prevent you from harming yourselves by waiving rights and using open licenses. But it might just be stupid and uninformed. Either way, it might pass. Also likely that it will harm the news agencies that the proposal is designed to protect from harm (evidence in the article). No explanation why EU isn't making this a consent issue: Yes, you may waive rights, but only by proving that you understand the risks. 


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Tags: oa.europe oa.legislation oa.economics_of oa.licensing oa.negative oa.copyright oa.libre oa.journalism

Date tagged:

10/29/2018, 11:57

Date published:

10/29/2018, 08:25