I like the EU, but come on... this is f***ing unbelievably stupid.
Same with their stupid cookie laws.
Copyright law could put end to net memes
Memes, remixes and other user-generated content could disappear online if the EU's proposed rules on copyright become law, warn experts.
Digital rights groups are campaigning against the Copyright Directive, which the European Parliament will vote on later this month.
The legislation aims to protect rights-holders in the internet age.
But critics say it misunderstands the way people engage with web content and risks excessive censorship.
There is concern that the proposals will rely on algorithms that will be programmed to "play safe" and delete anything that creates a risk for the platform.
A campaign against Article 13 - Copyright 4 Creativity - said that the proposals could "destroy the internet as we know it".
"Should Article 13 of the Copyright Directive be adopted, it will impose widespread censorship of all the content you share online," it said.