YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has issued a stark warning over the amendments to copyright law recently voted on by the EU Parliament. Wojcicki says the current wording of Article 13 threatens to "shut down" the ability of millions of people to upload content to sites like YouTube, could prevent EU users from viewing content that is already live on the platform, while threatening "hundreds of thousands" of jobs.
Every year copyright holders report their lists of notorious copyright-infringing markets to the US Trade Representative. Many submissions include classic pirate sites, such as The Pirate Bay, but there are unexpected mentions as well. Facebook and Amazon, for example, were recently called out for enabling the sale of copyright-infringing goods.