Growing up in the Soviet Union made me fear the EU Copyright Reform

Just 30 years ago, if you wanted to publish something in Soviet Lithuania, it meant clearing the censor first. Articles, books, films, music — everything was censored. Even school essays could get you in trouble. One of my recollections from attending a Soviet school is of my notebook being shredded by the teacher for painting the Soviet flag in red, which was deemed not red enough. It had to be the color of blood of the Soviet people, not just any red, you see. Censorship gruesomely went along for decades in the Soviet era. It’s surreal to watch how censorship…

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