2018 Vienna court decision, YouTube is not simply a neutral host provider — they curate the content, make suggestions for viewers, and analyze viewing habits. So they should be responsible for what is uploaded and not just claim that the users did it all.
Will Article 13 kill the internet — or merely result in increased revenue for content creators and owners? Time will tell. Julia Reda, an European Parliament MP has created a long list of problems to the legislation ranging from limiting freedom of expression (death of the meme), mandating automated surveillance, to being a startup killer as new companies aren’t likely to have the expertise and deep pockets needed to develop such a content filter. Of course, YouTube could always decide to license its Content ID approach to for the greater good of society and of copyright holders.