Andre Saltz is one of the architects of scuttlebutt (and well worth a follow on twitter).
I’ve been saying that Article 13 is both a disaster for the Internet and a boost for the decentralised Web for a while, but Andre has written it up in compelling terms. I particularly like his metaphor at the end - I shall steal that.
His short big post articulates the bigger problem of trying to regulate big corporations - that you harm the little people and end up boosting the big companies. But goes on to point out how we are at the point where the tables might be turning, because regulations are making the Internet itself much worse.
The warnings that internet-born activists are placing are legitimate: the user experience – and freedom – on these platforms will become worse, for all of us, but particularly in Europe. But what if that’s just the thing we need for starting over? Is this a reboot? What if we just allowed the old internet to die away, and built something else that learns from all that we have seen so far?
I agree with and highly recommend this: