No, no, no, we are not banning memes!

Will online encyclopedias die?

Don’t worry, that is not happening! The contributors to online encyclopaedias — like Wikipedia — are, above all, creators of their own entries. They own the rights to their contributions, made available under creative commons licenses. The vast majority of content on Wikipedia is uploaded with the consent of their rights holders.

So who does actually article 13 target?

Article 13 addresses platforms with large amounts of user-uploaded content, it does not affect users in any way. The article targets services that financially profit from user uploaded content, that have become major sources of access to copyright protected content.

Last updated: November 2018

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