-> written in reply to Bogus Copyright Claim Silences Yet Another Larry Lessig YouTube Presentation on techdirt.
This shows painfully how power is shifting currently:
So the simple root of the problem is that money gets concentrated on a few people, and any self-respecting (intelligent) democracy would have to make sure that money can't accmulate too much like that.1
But guess who doesn't want laws which prevent or revert overboarding money concentration.
This is a conflict which a democracy cannot avoid. It checks whether a given democratic system can stand the test of time.
The European Copyright directive threatens online communication in Europe.
But thanks to massive shared action earlier this year, the European parliament can still prevent the problems. For each of the articles there are proposals which fix them. The parliamentarians (MEPs) just have to vote for them. And since they are under massive pressure from large media companies, that went as far as defaming those who took action as fake people, the MEPs need to hear your voice to know that your are real.
If you care about the future of the Internet in the EU, please Call your MEPs.