Under current law, online services are granted immunity from copyright infringement liability as long as they do certain things. One of those things is that they must “accommodate” any technical measure for copyright protection that has, through industry consensus, become “standard.” This has never happened for copyright bots because no one actually engaged in the business of putting content online would agree that any of the filters that exist should be a standard. They are expensive. They don’t work. They keep lawful speech from being said and heard.
This bill would create a new way to require copyright bots. It would also require every online service to have such filters, from your service provider to your platform, creating more and more hoops for people to jump through in order to speak.
Copyright is supposed to incentivize creativity, not restrict it to just a few major companies. It is definitely not supposed to prevent people from exercising their right to free speech. Tell your Senators to reject this misguided legislation.
Source: EFF; Keep Our Speech Online: Tell Congress to Reject the Filter Mandate Get involved: https://act.eff.org/