I’ve passed 1.5k views on my latest video!

I’m happy to see that people have been watching my latest video about Article 13 and Article 11!

I made this follow-up video since I received replies from the EU politicians that I contacted about the future of YouTube.

YouTube has encouraged all of their creators to make videos about this topic since it threatens the video sharing site as we’ve come to know it.

Just yesterday I was watching a hilarious parody/mash-up that made me laugh just as hard as the 007 spy-adventures of the now infamous YouTuber Kraut.

If Article 13 passes through the EU it will probably not be possible anymore to watch and enjoy such content as I sincerely doubt that the content creators had any permissions in place before they created said video.

Google/YouTube are trying to mobilise as many people as possible since the legislative changes would mean job losses in the millions and YouTubers losing out on revenue.

In a worst case scenario it will result in millions of videos being blocked in the EU, videos like the one I was watching yesterday, and it would also mean that people within the EU would be prevented from uploading new content without all of the correct permits!

This might not seem like a big deal, but it is a direct assault on the culture of Millennials & Generation Z, in addition it can potentially destroy countless lives due to their income being drastically reduced or completely taken away from them!

Even though I am an original content creator I stand with everyone else who are part of the #SaveYourInternet campaign!

I hope that my contribution was helpful!

Thanks for watching & thanks for listening! ❤

YouTube Might Be Over! – Article 13.

If you click on the video title & watch it on YouTube’s site then you’ll see links to an EU page where you can find your representatives. I’ve also a linked to an online petition + two other YouTube videos from other content creators who go into more specifics than I do!

This is a very important issue both for those using YouTube and for those of us who produce content!

Please join me in fighting for our online liberty!

Thou Shall Not Laugh In Europe – The End Is Nigh For YouTube Entertainment!

The end of YouTube as we know it might be near thanks to the western world’s most notorious party-poopers: The EU.

YouTubers doing covers of other people’s music, game-channels, parody channels, top. 10 lists and independently run news sites will be the first content creators to be affected since the law is supposed to protect those who own their own copyright a 100%, in addition to whatever mechanical and/or visual copyright. (I do, or  we’ve paid for a license).

In short you need to own all the content that you upload. It will ultimately be the responsibility of YouTube to ensure that this rule is being followed. Which means that it might only be profitable and safe for social media platforms to approve content from major entertainment companies.

This will literally mean the end of socio-economic mobility and independent brand-building via social media an opportunity open to anyone with an internet connection. It will simultaneously be the end of the youth-culture that our younger siblings and/or children have grown up with.

The face of my younger sister when I explained this to her says it all, I don’t even want to know how my youngest sibling might react.

The role-models of Generation Z are YouTubers, when they meet they talk about bloggers, when they laugh they enjoy parody accounts and memes, their heroes are gamers and influencers and Millennials and other Zers who are doing covers, often times 10x better than the actual original.

Not only will it mean the end of their unique and diverse culture it will also put a lot of influencers and role-models who have not become part of the entertainment establishment out of business.

It is an attack on anyone who is not a baby-boomer, an attack on anyone who is independent, an attack on those who’ve been fortunate enough to be able to create their own playlists and choose their own role-models rather than having content defined for them by whatever establishment.

It is an attack on freedom, youth, diversity, creativity, vitality and innovation.

The EU are the ones who claim that they care about diversity, cultural enrichment and children, now we see how deep this concern truly is in their handling of the internet.

Generation Z & Millennials will never forgive them – Thou Shall Not Laugh In Europe.

You can contact your EU representatives and find out who they are by a simple Google search or make a video if you are a YouTuber: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/en/your-meps/uk_meps.html#shadowbox/1/

 

Article 13.

I’ve been seeing an information video in my feed on YouTube now for a while and finally decided to check out this whole “Article 13” business.

When reading about it here: https://www.verdict.co.uk/what-is-eu-article-13/, my first thought was that it makes it easier to navigate the “freedom of speech waters” in “Europe.”

I’m confused and so are probably tons of other people as well since freedom of speech, free flow of information and democracy is constantly being hailed as one of the reasons as to why we are so very awesome.

In the next news article or sentence though we apparently do not have freedom of speech, since there are elements who are angrily lobbying for the re-introduction of anti-blasphemy laws and establishment characters who are constantly re-defining what “hate-speech” is and isn’t.

People cannot really make up their mind if we are to live in “The People’s Democratic Republic of Europe” or whether or not we are to remain “free.”

With the establishment of Article 13 as laid out in the article above there will be more clarity, so that there is no doubt that there is no such thing as “free-flow-of-information-and-opinions” in Europe, and that what was fought for by our ancestors was a total waste.

It will be the digital platform that you are using who’ll have to make sure that whatever  guidelines are followed. So then we will finally know the truth about what sort of continent we live in, rather than these murky waters where we are being lied to left-right-and-centre and aren’t quite sure what is left or right or up or down.

On the other hand it is being said by social media platforms, etc; that this is a monumental disaster when it comes to content creators. Ok I thought to myself; but this affects those who don’t own their copyright and don’t create their own material and/or use what is available to all such as classical music. Right?

Apparently this Article 13 business can be abused and stretched out to such an extent that the internet will become dull and uninteresting; cracking down on this and that…

…Such as linking to articles, which is something I often do here on my own blog in order to share information, such as my own experiences which I see reflected in other people’s experiences across Europe. I see my own story mirrored in what citizens journalists are sharing on the internet, whereas when I read the mainstream media, I’m usually not sure what the heck I’m looking at. Sharing content is what people do on Facebook as well when they share links to articles or videos that they enjoy…

Since I’m a YouTube creator and a YouTube partner, and since I’m constantly sharing online articles on my blog, I’m throwing myself on this hashtag, even though I’m not quite sure yet how this will affect my own YouTube channel and what I do as a musician. In the name of YouTube/Internet solidarity; here we go: #SaveYourInternet