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To: All UK MEPs
Protect Free Speech Online!
Vote against Article 13 in the EU Copyright Directive
Why is this important?
The EU Copyright Directive is a proposed new law that could destroy the internet as we know it, allowing big companies to control what we see and do online.
It would mean that every website would have to introduce “upload filters” that automatically block material it thinks has been illegally copied. The filters are meant to block copyrighted music, films or text, but filters struggle to tell what legal uses really are.
Online commentary, reviews, art, and internet memes could all be censored automatically. This would stifle freedom of expression and speech online - everyones content would be targeted from individuals posting on facebook or writing on their own blog, to small charities speaking out against big businesses and graphic designers creating art. It is far too high a cost for enforcing copyright.
We have a chance to stop this in its track. Sign the petition and add your voice to the growing wave of UK and EU residents opposing this threat to free speech online.