Yes, it is illegal to share a photo of the Eiffel Tower lit up at night on the Internet

The debate on EU copyright legislation continues, a reform that does not seem worthy of the 21st century, where absurd illegal actions are shown, such as sharing a photo of the Eiffel Tower illuminated at night.

They comment on the mozilla blog that the European Commission is now working on the drafting of a new legal framework. Among the examples of what cannot be done according to said law, we have three barbarities such as the following:

– It is illegal to share a photograph of the Eiffel Tower lit up at night. Lighting is copyrighted and tourists do not have the express consent of artists. – In some areas of the EU, creating a meme is technically illegal. There is no exception to fair use common across the EU. The reason is obvious: images from films and series are used, as well as photographs, protected by copyright. – In certain areas of the EU, teachers cannot project films or share teaching materials in the classroom due to the restrictive laws on Copyright.

From Mozilla indicate that the legal framework of copyright in Europe is a relic.

It does not fit the way we access, share and create content and culture today. Consequently, the way in which EU citizens live their lives online is technically illegal.

To try to avoid this situation, a campaign has been launched to inform and mobilize EU citizens to fight for better laws and a better Internet. During the next weeks we will be able to see videos with more details of this campaign, but for now we can see some details at this link.

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