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Article 13 isn't just a "meme ban" like everyone says it is. If the Eu votes yes for it to come into affect, Article 13 will ban everyone from using copyrighted material unless they have express, direct permission from the copyright holder. This means no more memes with screenshots or clips from tv shows. No more youtube animations with copyrighted music in the background. No more amvs, edits, ytps, theories, or anything with footage of copyrighted material. This won't just affect See More▼ European creators, this will affect the whole world. This is because rather than running a set of rules for each individual country, most websites tend to just use the strictest rules for everyone. This means fair use will be completely ignored, and all copyrighted material previously protected by fair use will be destroyed.
on November 27, 2018