Die New York Times berichtet über die deutsche Debatte rund um ein Leistungsschutzrecht und hat dazu u.a. mich im Vorfeld befragt: Germany Looks at Ways to Protect Online Journalism.
But the plan is raising hackles on the Internet, where opponents say an extension of copyright law runs counter to the spirit of openness that characterizes the Web. The government, they say, has succumbed to lobbying by big publishing interests that are fighting a rear-guard action against technological changes. The proposal “has no value for our society,” said Markus Beckedahl, a blogger based in Berlin and advocate of an unfettered Internet. “It only has value for publishers who see a threat from the democratization of the media.