Article 13 of EU Copyright Directive update

Article 13 of the EU's new copyright directive has sparked huge controversy online, with YouTube campaigning strongly against the proposal. Comparitech surveyed 1,500 video game streamers about how they would respond to the proposed filtering of copyrighted material before it is posted online. 45.6% of streamers would be dissuaded from streaming gameplay if they could be held liable for copyright violations.
Article 13 of EU Copyright Directive update

As explained in one of our previous posts, Article 13 is a copyright law from the EU that may affect video streamers and bloggers from posting someone else's content/media text, video, audio: in an attempt to comment on it to show your opinion on it - most people are not trying to copy content- they are just trying to comment on it. Article 13 generally intends to make copyrighting something a lot stricter and seems also to limit your use of somebody else's content in that you would have to more than likely pay the original creator or corporation.

Comparitech, a research company from the UK, contacted us and provided us with their findings. Comparitech has set out to understand how Article 13 would impact gaming and in particular streaming on popular platforms like Twitch. They surveyed 1,500 video game streamers about how game streamers would respond to the proposed filtering of copyrighted material before it is posted online.

Here is what they found:

  • 45.6% of streamers would be dissuaded from streaming gameplay if they could be held liable for copyright violations.
  • 44.8% of respondents would switch to a different streaming platform if their current one prohibited viewers from Europe and the alternative did not.
  • Only 36.6% said they would continue streaming/uploading if European viewers were barred from watching

For further reading, visit https://comparite.ch/article13survey or https://www.wired.co.uk/article/what-is-article-13-article-11-european-directive-on-copyright-explained-meme-ban.

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