What will we do.....
Everyone, this legislation is actually a bit more serious than the title of this article suggests. The EU governments are going to create a giant data center to screen content posted online for anything containing copyrighted material, bypassing Fair Use, and censor it or require you to pay royalties in order to successfully post it. This system would screen what you're posting before it is even received by the site in question and would render VPNs useless for the purposes of circumventing aforementioned censorship. If you're not in the EU, you may still be affected, as sites would be incentivized to become "compliant", basically ruining the internet for everyone.
@Doctor Krieger, Fûck the EU.
@Doctor Krieger, we need a meme bootlegger meme
@Doctor Krieger, Oh! Free speech and privacy violations all in one! How fun.
@Weird Porn Stash, the EU sure is efficient
@Doctor Krieger, Inb4 Big Brother
@Doctor Krieger, VPNs useless? How so?
@sleymdice, vpn’s don’t change the destination, just the route. If the destination is under the eu law then they have to still be compliant
@Doctor Krieger, Then I guess it's time to dust off the ol' rage comics.
@Richard Cypher, Then I guess tech and server companies will simply take their business elsewhere and create tech jobs in other countries. That don’t have to be compliant to the EU rules.
And VPN companies will be of more use to people living in the EU rules that want access to free speech.
@Doctor Krieger, I find that outcome unlikely. Sites like Facebook and YouTube would not be capable of functioning profitably with the proposed guidelines, and so it is much likelier that they will simply block all IPs coming from the areas with this legislature from accessing the site at all.
The EU trying to police the internet will basically lose access to it for their people.
@Doctor Krieger, https://saveyourinternet.eu
Everyone check this out for more information and to do something about it. Like seriously. We got 4 more days until the EU parliament votes for this to happen. June 20.
@Doctor Krieger, us in the UK left the EU so we are safe aren't we? I mean like we will still be affected like you said at the end but Idk how any of this works so some enlightenment would be nice
@Jipz, the UK is still in the EU. The process to leave, last I saw, was delayed for 2 years, though politicians seem to be trying to delay it indefinitely through bureaucracy. You will probably be subject to this legislation.
@Seohn, they're going to be going to the ISPs to do this filtering, so VPNs are useless.
@sleymdice, they're going to be having the ISPs implement the filter. Your memes will be censored before they can even be processed through your VPN.
@Doctor Krieger, good thing we live in America *Shoots all my guns as the "Star Spangled Banner" plays
@Doctor Krieger, Depends, if the server is outside the EU regulations. Theres nothing they can do about it. Since VPNs usually encrypt data your ISP would never see what you’re seeing. Assuming all your data is originating from outside the EU regulations. They might be able to block it if your VPN is inside the regulations of the EU. But not if its outside it.
But there are always others ways around it too.
@TanktheTitanium, fûck you instead
While I fully agree and enjoyed this one, you do realize that the community will smite you for using the spongebob chicken
@GayShjtSniper, what the fück did you just call this meme?
@Any The Useless, Oh right, Spongecock my bad
@Any The Useless, spongebob chicken, more like belongs in the trash
Europe needs another good revolution
@carguy25, or maybe some nukes.
I'm just sayin'. How do we know that our nuclear arsenal even works if we don't use it every once in a while?
@Doctor Krieger, I like the way you think
@Doctor Krieger, it worked wonders on Japan
@Doctor Krieger, nah man, nature takes care of itself. A new plague should be coming soon to take care of those commie bastards.
Yes right, good luck with that
Just when you thought the EU couldn't become more stupid....
Can we copystrike the EU?
bull fukken shít no way