Article 13 explained: Why YouTube may block access in Europe

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RESTRICTIONS: Broadcast: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Digital: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN
YouTube may soon start blocking Europeans from viewing content on the platform due to radical new proposals for European copyright law known as Article 13.

Currently, individuals are responsible for ensuring they are within their rights to publish copyrighted material to the internet. The new law, Article 13 of the EU's Copyright Directive, changes this. It places enhanced responsibility on the website. Online platforms would be expected to have automated checks in place to filter out uploads containing copyrighted content.

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki explained in a Nov. 12 post on the YouTube Creator Blog that songs such as Despacito use various copyrights, and not all rights holders are known. It's because of this uncertainty and the financial risk associated with it, that YouTube may block Europeans users from viewing such content in the future.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Depiction of how the law currently stands
2. Depiction of the so-called upload filter
3. Depiction of multiple copyrights in a single work
4. Depiction of freedom of expression concerns

VOICEOVER (in English):

"Article 13 refers to proposed copyright legislation in the European Union."

"Currently individuals are responsible for ensuring they are within their right to publish copyrighted material to the internet."

"Article 13 changes this. It places enhanced responsibility on the website and makes them liable for copyright infringement."

"Online platforms would be expected to have automated checks in place to filter out uploads containing copyrighted content."

"YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki explained that songs such as Despacito use various copyrights, and not all rights holders are known."

"It's because of this uncertainty and the financial risk associated with it, that YouTube may block Europeans users from viewing such content in the future."

"Critics warn that this will hurt freedom of expression as automated systems cannot discern what constitutes fair use and what is infringement."

"Many people rely on fair use to use segments of copyrighted content for commentary, satire and other works."

SOURCES: YouTube Creator Blog, Wired, Julia Reda MEP
https://youtube-creators.googleblog.com/2018/11/i-support-goals-of-article-13-i-also.html
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/what-is-article-13-article-11-european-directive-on-copyright-explained-meme-ban
https://juliareda.eu/eu-copyright-reform/censorship-machines/