The CEO has condemned new legislation that will heavily restrict the sharing of content online. Article 11 and Article 13 have been approved, and change copyright law in the EU.
Article 11 and 13 of the Copyright Directive were approved in June by officials in Brussels in an attempt to change online copyright law. The regulations may have dire implications for meme-lovers as well as YouTube users as websites will now be obligated to screen user-generated content, including text, audio, photos, and video to protect copyrighted works.
Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of You Tube focused on Article 13 in a recent blog post. He said that it threatens to shut down the ability of millions of people to upload content to platforms like YouTube, from creators like you to everyday users. Ms. Wojcicki also noted the impact the legislation will have on job security as well as artistic expression. This legislation poses a threat to both your livelihood and your ability to share your voice with the world.