What a pity. I feel that the EU mindset is stuck in the wrong gear, battling the battles of today with political ideas from long ago. This is counterproductive bureaucracy at its worst, and is draining money from EU members for no known viable gains.
This proposal would be unworkable, how can the internet possibly comply with those kinds of copyright rules?
Back to policy, this also shows that the many lawmakers and citizens in the EU are stuck in the old-school way of thinking, of heavy-handed regulation and even retribution against tech companies as a “solution”. While some regulation is welcome, the kind of regulation that we need is the kind that increase competitiveness and makes doing business easier, making the EU and its members more competitive on a global basis. Not being competitive on a global basis means that other countries will continue to win in the local EU market and abroad, shrinking the tax base for EU members as well leading to increasing financial hardships for EU citizens. Instead the proposals the the EU and many of its members continue to advance would continue to encourage smart people and companies and the tax revenue they contribute to abandon the EU en masse, frightened and shocked, to other places where they can live and work without draconian hardships.