- Oct 2013
Thank You both.
With all do respect, using the word "tax" : in any lambda's citizen mind, tax= state (taking our money).
With is a very disingenuous way to present the directive, as the directive talks about having the permission of the owner for using his work, about remunerating the owner for the use of it's work.
IDK about others, but if I need a car, I ask Naomasa. or Lins if I can have the car. And if we're not buddies enough to have it for free, I will pay for it. But I'm not going in their garage and take that car whenever I want, just like that!
As for Madame Julia Reda, I start to dislike her more and more. Not for what she stands, but for how she stands.
Julia Reda: (quote) ... "Likely to fail: This is an attempt to replicate at an EU level an idea that already failed badly in Germany and Spain ... " (end of quote)..[*]
In other words, as Google news refused to remunerate the creator's work (journalism in the case), we should renounce defending intellectual property.
Not to say I don't exactly get how that stance is going with her vision on Europe: (and I quote) ...We can no longer allow companies to pit European countries against each other ... " (end of quote)..[*]
(I quote) ...Making it legally risky or expensive to link (with snippets) to news risks disincentivising the sharing of reputable news content. Since “fake news” and propaganda outlets are unlikely to charge for snippets, their content could as a result become more visible on social networks ... . " (end of quote).[*]
News needs investment: time, money, documentation. Fake news, (it would be better to call them by their real names: gossip, hearsay, propaganda) don't. They're either posted for free, or financed by organisms that have other interests.
So, paying the journalists for their work is supposed to kill journalism and promote fake ?
I don't continue, cause her site is plenty, but plenty.
Sorry, what I see is that in the name of a fundamental right - freedom - some consider that other fundamental rights. - property in this case - can be ignored.
Liberty isn't ignoring others.
[*] Julia Reda's quotes come from:
My Vision for Europe: Borderless
Extra copyright for news sites (“Link tax”)
[**] And by making clear what I quoted, giving the source, it is totally legal, and for historum.com, and for me.
It's and legal and fair, accordingly to the old customs, accordingly to academic customs, accordingly to old copyright legislations, accordingly to the new directive on copyright.
Mme. Reda should have had learned that very long ago.