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>Article 13 dooms smaller companies and startups, thus further entrenching these big corporations.

Only "smaller companies and startups" whose main purpose is "enabling users to upload and share a large amount of copyright-protected content with the purpose of obtaining profit from that activity". That's what the document says; how it will actually be enforced is still a mystery, of course.

P. S. I have pointed to that "protection" on a previous comment [0].

[0]: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19491806.

That description includes any for-profit services that involve user-generated content. That doesn't make me any less concerned.

Also that link appears to be dead, so I'm not sure what comment you're referring to.

It's a link to a comment of theirs that is dead - not sure why it seems like a pretty good comment.

I've vouched for it, hopefully a few other people with enough karma to do so will and it will resurrect itself.

It's back, and it's a very good comment.

I couched my statement with seems like because I don't know enough to evaluate if it's correct or not. Assuming it is it's an awesome comment.

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