European Meme Police

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European Meme Police

Elijah Barrow, Staff Writer

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Recently, the European Union (EU) approved articles 13 and 11, which may prove to set up a terrible roadblock for sharing memes in European countries. Article 13 is the scariest of the two, as its main purpose is to prevent social media sites from sharing non-copyrighted material (that means memes).

This article passing spells disaster for people in the UK. Memes aren’t the only things being affected by this, music parodies, streaming games, remixes of songs, and even links are considered to be the sharing of non-copyrighted material. This could eliminate many people’s jobs in the EU, including YouTubers, musical producers, comedians, and live streamers.

While this doesn’t directly affect us here in the United States, it does indirectly affect us. The entire EU being restricted means that many of the sources of entertainment we know and love will be shut off, or no longer usable. This could be the end of memes for our friends in the EU.

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