Under Article 13 of the legislation, sites that allow the public to post potentially copyrighted content would have to go through a copyright filter to see if it matches a copyrighted work.
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Digital rights groups have criticized the proposed legislations for risking excessive censorship. Critics also said that Article 13 misunderstands how people engage with material on the internet, and that popular materials such as memes or remixes will be put as risk as they could be seen as breaching copyright.