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Independent Musician Dan Bull's New Song, Robocopyright, Warns Of The Dangers Of Article 13

from the for-the-artists dept

You know how supporters of Article 13 keep insisting it's "for the artists?" Well, successful independent musician Dan Bull has just put out his latest song and video: Robocopyright, calling out all the ways in which Article 13 will harm him as a creator:

The key message: Article 13 and its requirement for filters (and, yes, it requires filters) will mean more gatekeepers, more censorship, and less freedom for creators. Algorithmic policing of content does not work as it cannot take into account context. It fails in both directions in blocking legit content and failing to block infringing content (which will only open up platforms to even greater liability). In short, to anyone who understands technology, it will be a huge mess.

Go watch it and then let the EU Parliament know not to pass Article 13.

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Filed Under: article 13, copyright, dan bull, eu, eu copyright directive, music, robocopyright


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    Anonymous Coward, 22 Mar 2019 @ 2:16pm

    Well, creating a huge mess seems to be the one thing they are capable of.

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    JoeCool (profile), 22 Mar 2019 @ 5:40pm

    Awesome

    Another great hit from the man who set the standard for socially aware music in the modern day. This one is particularly catchy - maybe they can get MEPs humming the tune while voting on it. :)

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    Anonymous Coward, 23 Mar 2019 @ 9:24am

    LOL

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    Anonymous Coward, 24 Mar 2019 @ 4:35pm

    Never heard of this guy before but from what I have seen and heard he is really talented. Check out this video and then tell me if this "hobbist", as he calls himself, is not exponentially times better than the crappy "professional" mainstream artists that we hear everywhere, sponsored by shitty labels infesting the world with total garbage.

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