Are politicians censoring the internet? That’s what many members of the net community fear, after the EU parliament voted in favour of a reform of the copyright law. But how serious are those concerns? Our guests: John Weitzmann (Wikimedia), Grace Dobush (Freelance Journalist), Alan Posener (Die Welt)
Grace Dobush is a Berlin-based freelance author who often writes about tech. She says: “It is a perilous time for content creators, but Europe can't police the entire internet.”
Alan Posener is an author and commentator for the daily newspaper “Die Welt”. He says: Europe is forcing the internet giants to respect intellectual property and pay for it. This is good news for everyone except Google and Co.
John Weitzmann heads the department of Law and Policy at Wikimedia. He says: “For free and open knowledge we need free and open exchange on the web. This reform could cause great damage.”
Dr. Melinda Crane