The Copyright Directive: how the mob was told to save the dragon and slay the knight
European Commission 🇪🇺
Next time, when you get a sponsored message on your timeline, which says something like ‘the EU will kill the world wide web as we know…
From the Official Medium account of
"We have removed this article as it has been understood in a way that doesn’t reflect the Commission’s position."
An archive is available from the
look at that shit:
what do you think of that ?
Mattis van 't Schip
calling themselves "the knight with the blue and yellow shield" that is battling the mob-supported fire breathing dragon for the Copyright Directive. Not sure whether I should laugh. #saveyourinternet
Aral Balkan 🕷 (@
According to the EU Commission, “Google and Facebook are being rewarded financially for all their hard work in producing amazing software, clever algorithms and exciting designs”
Political discourse in the #EU hit a new low this week with the
disparaging critics of the ill-conceived proposed EU #copyright directive as a „mob.“ Don’t believe the EC did that? See for yourselves the headline on
, do you find it normal to publish blog posts that call Europeans “the mob”, and condescendingly describe Members of the European Parliament? This is not the objective tone in communication we all expect from you.
When I was elected 5 years ago, after Germany had passed a lobby-drafted law that crushed small media & helped Google, I never imagined that opposing the same law at EU level would inspire the
to compare me to the Brexit campaign: