I don't disagree with your post, but from what I gathered from watching Leonard French's videos on the matter, the reason why YT's copyright / DMCA handling system is such an absolute mess is that YouTube specifically wants to stay within "Safe Harbor" laws: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safe_harbor_(law)#United_StatesIf YouTube can’t figure it out with the power of fair use and google behind them I do wonder how some forums will end up handling it.
It's my understanding that the only way companies can stay legal and use Safe Harbor as a defence against copyright infringement is if they can prove they "shoot first, ask questions later" when it comes to receiving copyright complaints. If YouTube required those filing DMCA requests to submit proof they own the content they wish to claim, and have it be reviewed, then there's a chance YT would be in violation of the SH clause. This is comparative to ISP's sending warning letters to consumers when the ISP is notified of an infringement committed by one of its customers.The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has notable safe-harbor provisions which protect Internet service providers from the consequences of their users' actions. (Similarly, the EU directive on electronic commerce provides a similar provision of "mere conduit" which, while not exactly the same, serves much the same function as the DMCA safe harbor in this instance.)
Are EU forum owners liable if they move to non-EU servers, or does that even matter if they reside in the EU? I find the whole thing fascinating. I mean, it seems to me that EU internet users can use a VPN, and perhaps connect from Switzerland, to foil any blocked content. I have a feeling some sites will just choose to geo block EU IPs rather than have to wrestle with copyright stuff. Just seems easier. Some are still doing that over the GDPR.
I'm already mulling over blocking American visitors from my sites, partly because of their media's creepy evasions of the GDPR, with ridiculously hard 'opt-outs', trying to force one to just acquiesce in being tracked by these buffoons of media entities, but it seems slightly pointless since they too can use VPNs...
The petition has already been handed over to german secretary of justice and the president of the european parliamemt, both ignored it. The bill was approved by european parliament on march 26 and will most likely get its final approval by eu council tomorrow, afterwards it will become active within a few days giving member states up to 2 years for Implementation into national law.I think the petition will tell them to shove the law and put it in the shredder where it belongs.
Losing your sovereignty? Or this absolutely shining example of the stupid laws you get from unelected bureaucracy? There is literally nothing of value gained with the EUSSR membership unless you're some global stakeholder or a German bank.The EU has many good reasons why you should be and stay a member!