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Mostly sunny 33°C — Kifisia, Greece — #copyrights #en

The right to be forgotten vs. Copyrights.

OK, I know it's not the one vs the other. But still.


I’m very much impressed by (mainly US-based) journalists that are outraged by the European Court decision regarding the “right to be forgotten”. They say that this opens the door to censorship.

And at the same time, this looks normal to them.

It is much easier to take down almost anything based on copyright laws and DMCA, why aren’t you outraged about this? Why aren’t historians worried that taking down material that is (supposedly) infringing copyrights is removing important historical facts?