Past Meetup

The End of MEMEs and The Attack on Fundamental Rights

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Prosa (ADA lokale)

Farimagsgade 37A · Copenhagen

How to find us

Enter the building and turn right. You'll see us through the glass walls.

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• What we'll do
TL:DR - EU is building the scariest censorship machine we've seen since ACTA. We will explain, together with Jesper Lund from IT-Pol, why memes are soon to become extinct, how Wikipedia might disappear, how can the Danish market receive the punch of the decade and why do all of these connect with your fundamental rights. Websites that allow users to upload content will have to implement content filters. The filters will scan everyone's uploads - guilty or not - and look for copyright infringement.

What does this mean?

* We can lose our ability to remix, modify, create, parody, document, criticize, or imitate existing content. It is the end of meme as we know it. No more Wolf of Wall Street raised glasses. No more Morpheus.

* We will lose our free access to public online archives. Over 1250 NGO - driven online archives facilitate free access to scientific articles, publications and research results. They will disappear because they can not afford content filters. Wikipedia already warned they will cease to exist if this passes.

* Free and Open Source Software is also impacted. Platforms like GitHub will have to constantly moderate their user content, including source code files and risk having algorithms blocking the fair share of FOSS creations.

* Most start-ups and smaller companies - especially in the creative industry - are likely to go bankrupt because of implementation costs. So whether you're a librarian, open-source software supporter, creative soul or a common internet user, this WILL impact you!

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The presentation will be held in English, while there will be an opportunity to switch to Danish during follow up discussions.

PROSA Event Announcement (in Danish)