Restrictions on content hosted online could see massive rise soon, as a result of a measure that passed the European Union's Parliament on June 20.
The legislation, titled Article 13, would put the responsibility of enforcing copyright laws onto individual websites. Most individuals involved see the need for content reviewing systems that would be put in place by websites which would run automatically.
Opponents of the article, however, fear that such restrictions would stifle the open nature of the internet, leading to vast censorship. Among their ranks are included tech leaders such as Tim Berners-Lee, who called the new law "an imminent threat to the future" of the internet.
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