The EU Copyright Directive, which has now been adopted by the EU Parliament, has been the subject of controversy, including e-mail bombardments of members of the European Parliament. The WebSchauder blog has reported and revealed who is behind the alleged citizens‘ protest.
This current campaign against the directive is similar to the dispute over the introduction of legal rules on net neutrality. Danish consultant John Strand produced an excellent study on this subject back in 2016 („The Moment of Truth – A Portrait of the Fight For Hard Net Neutrality Regulation by Save the Internet and Other Internet Activists“). Among other things, the study investigates the economic backgrounds of the participants and also describes campaigns carried out in the USA and India.
This article presents the similarities and differences between these alleged civil society campaigns.
There are two groups that have diametrically opposed interests. On the one side, there are always the tech giants (Google, Amazon, Netflix, Mozilla, Microsoft, etc.) and, on the other, the telecommunications companies or the copyright owners. SaveYourIncome – Lobbying carried out by Google, Netflix, Soros & Co. weiterlesen