Our Memes Are Doomed!

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The EU is voting on a new law for the internet on the 20th June.

The results could be horrible:

  • No Link sharing
  • No remixing
  • no memes

Link- Tax

The new law would enforce something like a link-fee.

Meaning that every time you link to an external website, you’ll have to pay the owner of the external site.

Excuse me, what? How? WHY?!?

First, why should I pay to promote an external site? How does this work with affiliate links? And most important: How do I add citations to my articles? Is wikipedia doomed?

Some scenarios that could become realitiy:

  • Twitter adds a limit for links posted for each user
  • reddit dies
  • wikipedia will be (less) trustworthy and suffering more financially
  • google search has either more ads or dies

It’s not as if a genius called Tim Berner Lee created something called the world wide web and the Hypertext Transport Protocol and Markup Language to link different sites via (hyper)links and make navigating easier.

And what about API’s. Do I pay per request, flatrate or something else, when I deploy my own API to heroku or something?

But we’re not done yet.

How about memes

Why are memes doomed?

The same law mentioned above forces providers like FaceBook, reddit and others to add an upload filter to prevent uploading of copyrighted material.

ARE THEY CRAZY?

How would you even try to achieve that? Create a central db with all copyrighted material and check via an AI?

Is the material in the db not already an infringement? Who pays for the AI and engineers?

When you upload a meme you will use a copyrighted image in 90% of the cases, from like spongebob, animes, games or series.

Boom. Blocked by the hyperexpensive fileupload scanner.

The same thing applies for text and video of course.

UPDATE

According to telegraph.co.uk even internet pioneers and founders like the above mentioned tim berners-lee and Wikipedia founders are fighting against this new laws!

Sources

Thanks guys!

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So recently I checked my stats of the blog and mailing list and I must say that it has improved over the last couple months.

All I wanted to do now is say thank you to all the “fans” :P.

So thank you very much and stay tuned. I’m a bit busy at the moment, because I just started working and studying at the same time and need to get into it untill I can keep up with weekly blogs.

Hope you guys enjoy!

Short Update

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Hey Guys!

It’s been a while since I wrote my last post, but I’m going to return to write a little bit more in the future. I was/ am kinda busy with moving into a new apartment. But after that I’ll return to write more articles you can enjoy.

However there will be a couple of changes regarding the content I will provide.

Quickies

  • They will be more of a secondary type content
  • Will come out when I have time or I’m in the mood to write one
  • They will be only focused on Linux, Python and Java

Main Content

I’m going to publish more “serious” content periodically:

  • I’ll try to put up a DIY/ IoT or general Tech- Hacking tutorial/ project up every monday. This includes this type of projects:
    • Raspberry PI projects
    • Soldering projects
    • Arduino, etc…
    • “Home- Hacking”/ IoT
  • I’m going to prepare myself for the CompTIA Security+ exam an thus providing some articles on the subjects I learn. This will be usually around Wednesday.

TL;DR

Quickies will be 2nd priority. Monday will be IoT/ DIY content, Wednesday will be CompTIA Security+ Content.