"Anatomy of a political hack” by Volker Rieck

Managing Director at FDS File Defense Service, who routinely advocates the protection of works and copyrights on the Internet and is a contributing author to the Webschauder.de blog, is now available in English with permission to distribute.

The European Parliament will adopt a new Directive on Internet copyrights in September of this year. Parliamentarians are being bombarded with emails and calls from allegedly concerned citizens. But the truth is another story.

“The mail, Twitter and telephone terror had its consequences. Many EU delegates did not attend the vote, possibly because they took the death threats seriously, and those initially in favour now voted against the Directive as they may have considered the protest to be real.”

The article was first published by FAZ