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What is Article 13 and will it Kill Memes? WIRED Explains

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The European Union Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, to use its full name, requires the likes of YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to take more responsibility for copyrighted material being shared illegally on their platforms. It's become known by its most controversial segment, called Article 13, which critics claim will have a detrimental impact on creators online. YouTube, and YouTubers, have become the most vocal opponents of the proposal. But Article 13 and the Directive on Copyright isn’t law yet. It still has to go through a series of steps before it becomes finalised as an EU directive, and it's currently stalling as European Union member states can't agree on the final wording of the Directive. To help clear things up, here’s WIRED’s guide to the EU Directive on Copyright. Read our guide for more: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/what-is-article-13-article-11-european-directive-on-copyright-explained-meme-ban #article13 #copyright #SaveYourInternet
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Article 13 (17 hours ago)
Banned.
Roxxane Abad (18 hours ago)
The Thanos of Youtube.......
Danny Clare (1 day ago)
I just changed my location to Wakanda no one can stop me here...
Law's NE0N X - D | G4MING & LETS PL4Y (1 day ago)
*guess we’ll die.*
the PRO (1 day ago)
*Article 13 has joined the chat* *Youtube has left the chat* *Viemo has joined the chat*
Carl Murphy (1 day ago)
The internet was real good for a while. Then big business and governments ruined it.
stevkyt (1 day ago)
I saw copyrighted logos, movie clips and graphics to illustrate your video. Did you pay for the font you used? Naughty naughty.
Jed Oleta (1 day ago)
article 13: IM GONNA END YO- VPN: whats up girls
0 (1 day ago)
Article 17*
Black Pink (1 day ago)
*changes location*
Brimerica (1 day ago)
RIP freshnuts
noodle TRYHARD ! (2 days ago)
Fortnite: I'm happy we added the orange justice best meme of 2018 Article 13: did i just hear MEME Fortnite: no.. Article 13: u have left me with no choice time to destroy
cannibalistic potato (2 days ago)
Can we ban EU? Since it copy the Soviet Union.
JL YT (2 days ago)
So when I think something *banned* Because I just get it in my brain
Skwizzz (2 days ago)
2020 Sony owns Ricardo Milos
Skwizzz (2 days ago)
the reason brexit exists
Boltie (2 days ago)
Meh, they're just laws... Who follows those on the internet anyway?
Walamonga 1313 (2 days ago)
What if someone gains "ownership" of a meme and then says anyone can use it?
Tommy Doherty (2 days ago)
Pewdiepie: posts video Article 13: hippity hoppity you are now my property
roadeyez (3 days ago)
Copyrighted A:440 cheers
Ryan (3 days ago)
This has never been about artists getting paid more. This is about massive corporations who own the rights to that work. This is about putting an end to meaningful and widely distributed criticism of powerful people by "small" people. And they'll use every trick they know to convince us otherwise.
RobloxTroopers Ultimate (4 days ago)
r.i.p memes
Kobe Lebron (4 days ago)
Europe will turn into ingsoc lol
The Horror Specialist (4 days ago)
Id love to be the cause of copyright going extinct. ;)
grape on steroids (4 days ago)
People:*exist* Article13:it's free real estate
The Horror Specialist (4 days ago)
If you need ads your product probably doesnt work to good. Lol
Kawa Hamad (5 days ago)
I never heard about that but ppl know about it so I can't mind it? Bc some ppl says that it is real but some of them says it's fake 🙃
Haunted (5 days ago)
Article 13 wont be there if people weren’t to lazy to check copyright manually i mean it could be a job for people who are bored to death
Juan Marco (5 days ago)
That is why people who hate EU is increasing. They are dictators who hide in the term “Democracy”
Maximilian Jehuda Ewert (5 days ago)
Art. 13 violation if you critic any politician: If you tell which opinion you oppose and why you need the license from the politician you critic for presenting the opinion the politician uttered (created by talking into the mic of tv).Every political opposition can be shut down now. The politician only has to not agree to have his opinion published for critic. Example: I oppose the tax politic of Politician, who said " censored censored censored censored censored censored" because of.It started with the abolishment of Art. 4 of the Lisbon treaty in 2007 (equal rights for member countries under maintenance of each nations identity <=soon I can't say this without license)
Colin Chan ET (5 days ago)
WE MUST RESIST ARTICLE 13! WE DON'T HAVE TO FOLLOW LEADERS! DO YOU WANT TO SEE A BORING AND DAMP INTERNET? *NO!* WE SHALL PUSH, AND PUSH, UNTIL IT FINALLY TOPPLES OVER! UNITED, WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE! SO THIS IS WHAT THEY THINK POWER IS? *WRONG!* POWER ISN'T ABOUT KINGS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS AND QUEENS! IT IS ABOUT THE FORCE OF A UNITY STRONGER THAN DIAMOND! *THEY* HAVE NO REAL POWER, JUST A RULE! AN ANT CAN HAVE POWER, WITH UNITY AND A STRONG WILL! WE MUST RESIST, AND WITH STRONG WILL! THEY JUST THINK THEY ARE BIG AND HAVE POWER, HUH? WELL, I BELIEVE, THAT IS *WRONG!* SO, IT IS TIME, WE STOP BEING DRAGGED AROUND AND PUSH BACK!
Landrey Brown (5 days ago)
So this is why they've been copystriking so many things recently?
Milena N (6 days ago)
I HATE THIS 😠
LouiePK (6 days ago)
*5 million+ signs on petition against article 13,* Eu: nananananananana, that’s fake news, Article 13: passed
liam taylor (6 days ago)
i can not speak
Jonask (6 days ago)
I am from the future and article 13 is here oh wait somebody already said that [This comment has permamently been deleted by the EU]
DaMonsterUnderUrBed (6 days ago)
Thank you for the explaining because i didn’t get it at all
itsVollx (6 days ago)
Someone, please copystrick Article 13 itself
Tom Covers (6 days ago)
European Union: Article 13 NordVPN: THIS IS A M E R I C A
tobias wildenhoff (7 days ago)
I’m in Europe and I can still watch memes
Robert Girtakovskis (7 days ago)
Let’s make Article 13 a meme so they have to ban it
Phil Mnats (7 days ago)
..."in a first place" x1000000
gaming with legal (7 days ago)
Most of my fav youtuber are in the eu...
Breindel Nanol (7 days ago)
Is article 13 for whole world?
# Vertix # (7 days ago)
Article 13: You can't defeat me Memes: I know, but he can VPN: You will DIE
David Harris (7 days ago)
If they can figure Putin like Hello Kitty topic they can figure out what not to allow.
David Harris (7 days ago)
Why shouldn't YouTube be responsible. They profit from it and they have such sophisticated algorithms th a they can figure out everyone's specific interests.
SilentCent101 [Epic Gaming] (7 days ago)
Reddit?!
Makzo (8 days ago)
I thought my phone was ringing the entire video
PinkThaSwitch2nd Yeet (8 days ago)
Article 13: NOO WE FAILED Me: ph yay bts is staying
PinkThaSwitch2nd Yeet (8 days ago)
Nooo bts is gone
Spaghetti (8 days ago)
Guess I am gonna go mute cuz other people have already said these words before me
Jack Toczko (8 days ago)
I thought this was a creepypasta.
Black Bird53 (8 days ago)
Rip felix
Preppiecube8347 (8 days ago)
Me: looks up meme Article 13: NO My VPN: This Is America
METAL LIVES ON (9 days ago)
CAAAAAT 0:55
gan average youtube comment. (9 days ago)
13 is an unlucky number. It’s called article 13 for a reason.
Loodhoodin 1272 (9 days ago)
This is so serious even thanos is afraid *not joking *
Game Er40rz (9 days ago)
*Memes* : you cannot defeat me *EU* : I know, but he can *Article 13* : I’m about to end this mans whole career
I can only change my name after 90 days (10 days ago)
What is article 13? Me: harbinger of death (of memes)
Jemi Kotiranta (10 days ago)
I agree with article 13
PuffOrange egnaroffup (10 days ago)
#brexit
Yasmeen Zahriya (10 days ago)
It really is the end of the world
Darayut Pro (10 days ago)
I just like to imagine that the people who run Article 13 are also trying to understand the internet... but they never were.
Cloth (10 days ago)
Article 13: Yes I passed! VPN: sup nerd
MeowKittyPaws (10 days ago)
Is America part of the European Union? Srry I'm not good at civics and stuff. I don't want to quit doing my memes tho 😰😰😰😰 Am I exempt if I'm not part of the European Union? THIS IS SO FRIGGIN CONFUSING
Kainoa Plazo (10 days ago)
Wouldn't Article 13 be taken down because it's a meme as well?
Cadamban Kannan (10 days ago)
So google may be google is behind this Article and Uses youtube to put up a sorry innocent image saying it isn't responsible? Conspiracy.
Cadamban Kannan (10 days ago)
Well money influences government and that's capitalism. Modern western democracy is based on that.
Qwerty (10 days ago)
I don't care about the destruction of memes, I care about the destruction of magnificent song covers. Like videos showing how to play a song on an instrument.
Marc Ortega (10 days ago)
So basically like Turnitin
The Espino Family (10 days ago)
[This Comment Has Been Removed] Due to Article 13
More subs than T-gay but less subs than PewDiePie (10 days ago)
Get hecced, I’m not in the EU.
OverTakerHD (11 days ago)
DELETE
OverTakerHD (11 days ago)
D3L3TUS
OverTakerHD (11 days ago)
I will become a meme
cushiboi Ez (11 days ago)
There was peta... Now there is article 13...
Frankie (11 days ago)
Nobody: Fair use: *Am I a joke to you?*
Regular Commentor (11 days ago)
The new communism
The meme guy (11 days ago)
VPN : don't worry homies!
Kyletan 101 (11 days ago)
Roses are red Violets are blue Article 13 has passed I don’t think our generation will last
Nugget (11 days ago)
SHANE DAWSON WERE YOU AT ARTICLE 13 WAS PASTED 13 IS A NUMBER FOR THE ILLUMINATI THE ILLUMINATI HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THIS.
the fantasmulistic mule (11 days ago)
lets just move to the dark web
Doug Bolling (11 days ago)
let me see , some people go out side to a open event, and film it. and then share it on the www. Who then has the Copy Right to the event ? Want next our eyes, ?
EpicToastBread (11 days ago)
😢 I'm eu
WateringEyeball (12 days ago)
Breaking news memes go to war with Europe. World war memes
Okuta Jager (12 days ago)
Every Companies want to find their god Moneys
CodyAltanic Gamer (12 days ago)
SAVE OUR INTERNET!! FREEDOOMMM!
SafeSpaceEnter Escape (12 days ago)
Article 13: *exists* Me: *aggressively buys all computers to download memes*
The Canada First Party (12 days ago)
The European Union of Left Over WW 2 Nazis should be exposed for what it is .
DeVi0uS (12 days ago)
this only applies to europe right?
ツCastaway (12 days ago)
memes: exist Article 13: *i’m boutta end this mans whole career*
DoctorHver (12 days ago)
This will be glorious mess.
Ray Charron (13 days ago)
Ban Peloshit and her gang of mobster from going on line, YouTube, Facebook, etc., etc.
TGP 25 (13 days ago)
Im making an essay on article 13 hopefully the essay doesnt get copyrighted
Kats Cagurangan (13 days ago)
People: Just let the people who understand these things handle them Older generation: NONSENSE People: then prove it, tell us how copyright works Older genration: if it isn’t yours you can’t use it, DUH People: under any circumstances? Older generation: of course! People: even if we have permission to use something that isn’t ours? Older generation: Obviously! Besides, why would you even go through the trouble of getting permission, or acknowledging the actual owner People: *facepalm* our world is doomed
Helfire V2 (13 days ago)
If you put no copyrighted music on your videos will you get banned
Josh Besson (13 days ago)
Will American YouTube channels be affected??
Monetization Bot (13 days ago)
european people: *exist* Article 13: im gonna end this whole mans' career
Rukshar Alam (13 days ago)
These filters will ultimately ban anything that big corporations/ governments don't like
Magare Govedo (13 days ago)
Thank you God.No more getting rich of other people's achievements.