Article 13 Explained — An Unpopular Opinion from a British Person DEEP DIVE // The suggested new eu law that could lead to a European Youtube ban on content need to be explained from the British point of view. That is why today I chat about how I feel the article 13 (article 17) affects original content and Youtube as a whole.
Article 17 (ex Art. 13) of the adopted text will force upload filters onto the Internet. The EU Member States will now have 2 years’ time to implement the Directive into their own national legislation. The fight continues, but now at national level. This copyright legislation is a Directive, which means that the EU Member States have some margin for manoeuvre at the national level with regards to how they ensure that the legislation will work in practice. Therefore, it will be important to convince national policymakers to ensure that they implement Article 17 (ex Art. 13) in the least harmful way, by ensuring the best possible protection of citizens’ fundamental rights.