Victoria Hewson writes for CapX
The freedom to provide and use digital services is under sustained attack. The EU’s new Copyright Directive places a heavy burden on website operators who make user-generated content available — compelling them to filter suspected infringing content, in a misplaced attempt to turn back the clock and protect rights holders and newspapers from new ways of monetising and using content. But while this assault on freedom of expression on the internet in the cause of copyright is troubling, the latest proposed regulatory interventions in the UK are even more insidious.
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