According to a draft communication on copyright reform leaked yesterday (via IPKat), the Commission is considering putting the simple act of linking to content under copyright protection. This idea flies in the face of both existing interpretation and spirit of the law as well as common sense. Each weblink would become a legal landmine and would allow press publishers to hold every single actor on the Internet liable.
The stupidity of the unelected bureaucrats in Brussels/Strasbourg never ceases to amaze me. Fresh from royally doing terrible things to the poohc regarding net neutrality, out comes this insane plan.
And then people wonder why the EU has such a bad reputation.
I think the quote from Rube on Dead Like Me is appropriate here, “You really !@#$ the dog on this one, Peanut.”
If the British vote yes in the referendum to leave the union, it gives the other non-euro members of the union an opt out to follow. Those that has adopted the Euro allready, might find it harder to leave the union.
While the above (without having read the article) obviously looks stupid it is simply wrong to say it is unelected bureaucrats forcing this upon us. Independent of who proposes a law it has to be passed by parliament and that is directly elected by you and everyone.