Here is very interesting thing for you to know that why YouTube banned uploading videos in Europe.

Over the last month, YouTube ramping up its opposition to Article 13 which is proposed by European Union Copyright Directive.  You tube said “proposal in its current form in article 13 may have negative effects on Creators and viewers.”


The main issue is when the content uploaded without taking owner ship of every part of it, you tube will not allow for it to go up. You tube also making awareness among YouTube community that do not watch the copyright contents.

The YouTube ID which can be used by some massive company ID’s. If someone copy the content and posted on his/her own you tube channel, Then it is a copyright act and you tube will not support the copyright. You tube may punish the creator and viewers who will support these bad guys.


 Now let’s discuss about what is Article 13


The European Union has a plan to fix the copyright content on the internet. But there is problem, article 13 is really controversial. Some people think if we completely change the way content online, then they will not compete with tech-giants.  So what is article 13?


It is Directive and copyright in the Digital Single market. According to EU,” Article 13 us about spreading money more evenly between creators and hosting platforms. “The EU accused opening the big platforms like Google news, YouTube they making lots of money by hosting creativity of other people’s content.

Actually this is not the justice for those people who makes the money on the first place. The idea is to make sure that the platforms will need licenses and copyrighted material for any copyright content that they host. If they get the license to that content, they have to make sure that this doesn’t go online with first place. That might sound pretty obvious.


Say you have a you tube channel, you upload a music video without any permission from the publisher that made the video. That is definitely not legal. So whose fault is this? It is actually your fault to not to upload such videos in first place. Or it is you tube to blame who allows you to upload that video and no anyone find it online.

That is what article 13 was to fix. Article 13 may force any platform for legally responsible for any copyrighted content they Host.

 It works in below ways,

  • First- Platforms can negotiate licenses with copyright holder to allow them upload the content on the platform. You tube already does this, that’s why there is lot of music videos on the platform.
  • Second- If the platform can get the license to share their content, they has to stop the content going on first place.

 So who’s is behind the article 13?


These people support the article 13, where the organization collects the copyright payment on their behalf.  They really want to article 13 to come into action.

On the other side of the debate, the big tech firms like you tube, they really don’t want to do anything to force the copyright content down. Things are little more complicated.

So what is the big problem?

Article 13 doesn’t really explain how platform may stop the copyrighting content getting online on the first place.


There might be few suggestions for this

  • Upload content- While uploading the content, the content may have to pass through the checks. The filters will check whether the content may have copyrighted or not. If it is copyrighted, then it doesn’t go online.
  •  But there is one problem, the upload filters might block content that is allowed online which is completely fine to share online.

The copyright content also come in whole bunches of different platform.  Actually article 13 is meme ban or meme killer. That is not really quite right. But YouTube already has system to check the copyright content.


The firms only exempted from article 13 which fulfills the following categories


  • The platform should be available to the public less than three years.
  • Their turn over should be less than 10 million Euros annually.
  • They must have minimum five million Unique monthly visitors.

That leaves a lot of platforms out after the article 13. Means that platform’s may get rid out from largest online fishing community.


Another critic to the article 13 is that the smaller sites may lack the power to negotiate fair licensing deals. Also the uploading videos can cost too much to check the content for copyright. They face this heavy burden to shut down all together.


So what is next?


After two years with intense negotiation, the Article 13 is finally to vote in the parliament. The member state takes two years to pass the article 13 bill to their member country. It is real threat poses by you tube to its existence.



Europe is actually banning memes?

It is not too far to hear the memes are banned. First of all we have to see the article 11 which is called as link text. Any website link in European Union has to pay for the license to view and preview of general article. This could be anything from news articles being shown in search result or the preview of the anything general article. It means the Google or you tube has to pay a for license to show the preview.


The Google decided not to show the preview of these news articles, due to this the traffic on the news website has drastically come down.  It means that the all memes which are out of exception list will ban.

Memes are all copyrighted materials. Such as text over something, or people make commentary on something. They may modify the image by copyright work. For this reason the Google, You tube and other platform will ban these memes under this law.

So there is no scope for fair memes. People are not allowed to upload memes on the YouTube anymore.