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Offline Maria Regina

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This 40 minute youtube video is very important.

Not only would excerpts from articles be prohibited by this new EU law, but also videos, photographs, and memes, which "stole intellectual property" from authors, would be banned unless royalties were paid or licenses obtained.
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Re: Dangerous new copyright laws in EU would close down forums and social media
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2018, 03:27:52 PM »
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  • Copyright certainly has morphed into a form of censorship. It's 17th century law intended to protect book printers who took months to prepare a printing, so as to prevent others from preparing the same printings, which would result in wasted, duplicate work. Now that we can digitally copy things instantly, the original intention of the law is moot.

    cf. Slater's Manual of Moral Theology pp. 227-8 or Kinsella's Against Intellectual Property.

    Also, Pope Leo XIII's Libertas ยง23:
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    Men have a right freely and prudently to propagate throughout the State what things soever are true and honorable, so that as many as possible may possess them
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