And there was no one to defend it from the censors, because YouTube had already censored or suppressed everyone with the inclination to fight.
YouTube’s CEO has urged creators on the popular video site to organize against a proposed EU internet regulation, reinforcing fears that the infamous Article 13 could lead to content-killing, meme-maiming restrictions on the web.
The proposed amendments to the EU Copyright Directive would require the automatic removal of any user-created content suspected of violating intellectual property law – with platforms being liable for any alleged copyright infringement. If enacted, the legislation would threaten “both your livelihood and your ability to share your voice with the world,” YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki warned the site’s content creators in a blog post on Monday.
The regulation would endanger “hundreds of thousands of job,” Wojcicki said, predicting that it would likely force platforms such as YouTube to allow only content from a hand-picked group of companies.
This is genuinely amusing. YouTube hasn’t shut down my account, but they have suppressed and demonetized some of my videos. What a pity that they can’t rely upon Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, or anyone on InfoWars, none of whom are fans of the European Union, to defend them….