I received the following e-mail today. Have any of you heard about this?
In just a few days, key lawmakers will vote on a new scheme that will facilitate the spread of a restrictive ‘link tax’1 online. This
backwards censorship plan is supported by a politician named Jean-Marie
Cavada. A classic Internet villain who wants to hold onto the past.
Here’s the rub: Cavada’s link censorship plan is about to be voted on in a powerful EU parliamentary committee he chairs.2
of where you live many of your favourite websites and key web
infrastructure will be covered by his irresponsible censorship scheme.
it stands, if Cavada gets his way you could see some of your favourite
websites being forced to pay a ‘link tax’ for pointing to information
that’s freely available elsewhere.3
Get this: he even tried to scrub the input from Internet users from this decision-making process.4
He then tried to block a UN free expression expert from talking to key
decision-makers about the problems with his restrictive plan.5Who does that?
For Cavada to back off he needs to hear from as many of us as possible right now. The vote is in just a few days.
We need to make sure that Cavada hears our message loud and clear. And
the more people who share this action, the easier that will be. Can you
take a moment to share on Facebook and Twitter today?
 'Link tax' also known as 'ancillary copyright.' Find out more about it's effects here and here.
 Jean-Marie Cavada’s bio. Source: European Parliament.
, What does Cavada want the future of copyright to look like? Source.
 MEP scuffle points to EU copyright controversy. Source: EU Observer.
 Copyright evaluation report - explained. Source: Julia Reda.