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02 December 2018
EU Article 13 issues

EU Article 13 makes Social Media sites uncertain for the future

So far little has been heard about Article 13 of the EU and how it will affect social media websites.   Also, it is not clear how Brexit comes into the equation.

The overall effect of Article 13 makes the use of material from third party websites subject to copyright implications.

A brief reference to this is mentioned in the Neath Ferret's December blog.

Article 13 is part of European copyright legislation created with the intent to better protect creativity and find effective ways for copyright holders to protect their content online.

The version written by the European Parliament could have serious unintended consequences that would change the web as we know it.

Simple copying and pasting information, presently done to share news or explain a viewpoint, may have to be curtailed for legal reasons.

Sharing (embedding) Youtube videos, currently endorsed by Youtube, could also be affected by Article 13.

One thing is certain, the Neath Ferret will have no worries about all this as it comes to a close at the end of the year.

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