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the rebel army and didn't one nine hundred ninety four genocide wasn't when. there wasn't a really in need to reinforce a controversial leader whose success is beyond question it could turn. into wanted tragedy starts able fifth on w. . is the free internet under threat in europe as the e.u. tries to protect artists copyright and revenue streams with new legislation demonstrations are planned across europe and vicky pedia shuts down as local sites in protest. and italy prepares to be the first g seven country to join beijing's belgian road initiative. could soon be china's new gateway into europe but not everyone is happy about it. also on the show good bye scotland hello brandenberg
german distillers are trying to break into the lucrative market for high end was. business d.w. business in berlin welcome now if you believe the critics the free internet in europe is under threat proponents of the sector up in arms vicky pedia shut down its national sides in germany and other e.u. countries yesterday in protest against the e.u.'s attempt to better protect copyright the e.u. wants to make providers like facebook or you tube responsible for copyright violations they uses commit on their sites providers not threaten to employ special algorithms so-called upload filters to block users from uploading content containing copyrighted material. who on earth would ban this song from the web.
well you tube might do it for one. if the new e.u. copyright directive comes into force content sharing platforms such as you tube might end up using automatic upload filters to prevent copyrighted songs or photos with registered logos from being posted on social media there are concerns that posts containing users' own cover versions are holiday snaps which would be allowed under the new rules might also be erased by faulty content matching technology and that the filtering software might not recognize humorous posts like me critics of the e.u. wide directive say it could end the free exchange of information on the web some fear the new barriers with effectively isolate europe from part of the internet
supporters of the measures dismiss such objections as scaremongering they say the new rules will mainly affect a few commercial platforms and they emphasize that the directive addresses a problem that artists have long been unhappy about. that's the thing that the creative community has been demanding for years namely to be paid for content and for content to be licensed is going to happen. but if a viral rendition like this vanished it might leave the web a less friendly this. is another example of what that could mean let me show you a video a friend of mine made of his son harvey making cut wheels you listen closely the radio is on in the background. and that's lady gaga playing so in future my friend wants to put this on you tube all facebook to share
it with his friends and family becomes because the music in the back. shed more light on what that all means when talking to the now he's with eco that's the german lobby group for internet companies or the european leg of the internet companies. is this the only problem what we've just seen that hardly means that freedom of speech is under threat doesn't. well you're just after merit in the future every content which is being uploaded to rerent it doesn't matter if it's a picture if it's music or video well it is controlled by a river and i'm very checked if it's kind of alive and very i think behind this archival every sorry we don't want to be controlled by algorithm because of a law which are. obviously trying to. say for copyright he said
yes to copyright but he said no to after purchase but what i mean did you do enough they you one of the lobby groups why didn't you influence legislation in europe. we did we did the last years actually and in the last year we had a little success. in the area that the parliament voted against the last. draft of this law and now we still hope that the parliament is going to decide again against this law because we think that the collateral damage of this law will be to be just to prevent the copyright we need some smarter lower in this case did you make it very concrete suggestions that you say we need small the laws is there is there any concrete suggestion that you could make and there are a lot of ideas on the table but we have the problem that the router the fosse was
really not listening he had a mission obviously he wanted to fulfil these mission we did separate talks tried to show him what will be alternatives just maybe in the text of the article thirteen in this case but at the end we have an article thirty we can support i mean the whole copyright reform has different articles of different brought up of to pull it off as another one to focus on the upload filters i think this will be the biggest damage they will prevent if they vote for this law do you really see evil forces at work there or is this just collateral glassful damage the fact that free speech might be infringed upon. i mean if you. if you are political if you are in talks of all the experts and afterwards you still think it's the best idea to prevent upload photos even for example the german
government and his coalition contract that no to upload filters and now the whole coalition says well yes we need some maybe some ideas too to work around i mean what is the idea behind that everyone knows this is a problem if you have once installed the infrastructure for censorship they will use it now for copyright later maybe for something else and this is something we have to prevent now briefly if you can what's planned for tomorrow. i mean this is something we're a little bit proud of and the young generation is demonstrating because they see in their daily life what's going to have for impact this kind of lore and i mean we want to have the voters active in the european politics now they succeed and i think we will see all over europe in different countries a lot of young people and other people of course. demonstrate against this law and
it shows just the european politicians who are going to do so they have no idea about what that means if they vote for it but we still hope parliament will vote against that and some of the other thank you very much. thank you. chinese president xi jinping as an insulator promote his belgian growth initiatives busily is poised to sign up for him business venture with ports that offer easy gateways into europe's richest markets italy is a promising partner for china. from a distance tree s new port area built on reclaimed land doesn't look like much yet in future this section of the harbor may be operated by china as a trance shipment point for markets in central and eastern europe the northeastern italian city is currently celebrating the port of tree s three hundredth birthday for local politicians and businesses china's planned investment is a huge opportunity c.f.e.
we don't want to sell the port we just want to rent it out i see that as a huge economic opportunity for the entire region. cardio. it's not that china is offering us something to participate in the belgian road we have something to offer them as a stake in the harbor that's how you have to see it we've been developing this port for four years now. the harbor basin is eighteen meters deep meaning that even large container ships can unload their cargo here china has already purchased a majority stake in the greek port of paris in the mediterranean tree asked in the northern adriatic would be a further foothold in the region. the european union is investing around one hundred thirty five million euros in the port that sorely needed to modernize much of the infrastructure. i put cash strapped is really also welcomes financial backing from china there's only occasional criticism of its role as a strategic investor. but you know men i'm sure they believe anyone is thinking
about the role china is taking on a low world but if i just think about how they treat their workers there then i don't know if they're the right partner for us in a boy bearing whether that can have a good future. woodward in trouble such concerns aside most interest see only positives in becoming a further gateway to europe for china's belt and road initiative. now when you hear the word whiskey. you might see this highlands or sleepy villages in the american south who's number of across europe has been developing a taste for different local producers on a piece of that market too so why can't whisky come from brian burke. nestled in a small time in about an hour's drive from berlin is the shop levi's distillery
a place where workers pride themselves for having a nose for quality. he was always something we really love because we used to work involves made lots of cocktails with with right whiskey. so we said ok that's going to be our focus the operation is just one example of a growing trend there are now more whisky distillers in germany than in scotland. typically they produce tiny quantities compared to their scottish counterparts but what they lack in scale they make up for with other advantages in contrast to scotland export oriented whisky industry german distillers cater primarily for the domestic market making them far more immune to two looming political threats and on really praxis and the possibility of u.s. tariffs to police is that what's the political situation we're currently facing such as breakfast with the present government in the united states they're not
scaring off german distillers. shake up at the moment we're still mostly trading nationally but we're not setting any limits for the future. for now though german distillers are choosing to stay domestic enabling them to serve their whiskey with a hint of confidence. looking forward to that and that's it for me and the business team more business news on. our website dot com slash business. culture.
parties. around the world. every week t.w. . greetings am from berlin and welcome to news from arts and culture with me karen house said and i'll be joined shortly by a man who has mastered the art of immersing the masses in his music. cilla. and is germany's most successful electronic music artist he's just released his tenth studio album long student or morning hour which he says is one of his most diverse a musical journey with an impressive list of guests musicians. but
first springtime in life. in germany means that bookworms literally come out of the woodwork the leipzig book fair is the second largest in germany after frankfurt and one of its big events is the annual leipsic book award for european understanding. awarded on wednesday night to the russian american journalist author and activist mush i guess been a long time and very outspoken critic of russian president vladimir putin and his brand of strongman politics she was awarded the prize for her book the future is history how totalitarianism reclaimed russia which judges have said offers a persuasive lifeline in times when the flames of intolerance are spreading like wildfire here's what she says about her book. basically it's rough.