Shortly before the supposedly last trialogue on the copyright reform of the EU, many „stakeholders“ once again took a stand—or at least, a virtual stand largely through websites such as saveyourinternet.eu whose owners and participants remain deliberately cloaked. While the saveyourinternet.eu site was originally registered by a Belgian Google lobby company in spring 2018, it is now hidden in the registration data of EURID, without a legally valid legal notice, only with the note that it is „managed“ by the organization EDRi. According to the E-Commerce Directive this is not sufficient.
As in the summer of 2018, e-mails to members of parliament are organized there – to whom these are to be written becomes obvious, the „bad“ MEPs are all marked red and so that it is really a pain they listed with telephone numbers (Strasbourg and Brussels). This is public shaming deluxe again.
There are also text suggestions for the mails and, as usual, the creatives, who are the subject of the directive, are not mentioned themselves. The mails can then be sent in blocks of 20 in the bcc directly to all those who, in the opinion of saveyourinternet.eu, are for or against Article 13.
We have already made it clear on WebSchauder that saveyourinternet.eu is directly or indirectly backed by the Tech Giants associations.
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