Would someone please set the EU down and give them a quick course in how the internet works? In spite of the fact that the internet, or at least the browser, was invented in Europe – At Cern right, by Tim Berners Lee? – the EU just does not get it.
So they think that they can make it a copyright violation to create links among pages without prior permission? Is this a backhanded way to continue the “protectionism” of the media industry in Europe? They have been fighting with Google for a couple of years now about Google News providing links to the media [read news papers] sites. So this sounds like a back handed way to prop up that nonsense.
Here’s the original article, again I’m violating copyright – in the minds of the EU court by doing this.
When will the EU courts get off their high horse long enough to understand the technology and listen to a wider audience ? We all know that when Google stopped linking to the new media sites, their traffic dropped by 40 %, so then they tried to say that Google Must link to their sites, and Must Pay for the privilege. Sounds to me like these media companies are in trouble, don’t want to work for an honest living and so cry to the EU court to have the internet companies are are making it in the new world subsidize the continued existence.
What nonsense. Just my humble opinion. – ww