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Quadriga - Copyright: Cashing In on the Net?

March 28, 2019

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)

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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.”

  

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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. 

 

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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.” 
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