An evening before the vote on the misguided EU Copyright Directive, lobby groups are holding a dinner for MEPs.
Impala are still touting the narrative that they are heroically fighting the evil US tech giants. Their tagline is Europe for Creators – Creators that have signed up with a media agency and hand over a substantial part of their income, that is.
They completely fail to understand that it is them, the old-school publishers and media agencies that forgot to adapt to the digital age, who are the evil lobby groups in this case – killing social media because they don’t want to adapt their business model and wouldn’t survive otherwise.
It’s indeed a struggle between David and Goliath – but with us creators being David, and them media agencies being Goliath.
I’m done commenting on the shameful role of the Greens in this, with MEP Helga Truepel actively supporting the directive and fighting against everything the Greens ever stood for, without any opposition from her peers or her party.
(Image by Markus Reuter, 3/25/19)