The European Parliament, who write laws for the European Union, recently approved Articles 11 and 13, which basically mean "all technology platforms must check that anything people share does not violate copyright infringement."

Stuff like...oh, I don't know....screenshots from television shows and movies would become illegal.


If you feel an ominous rumbling deep within your soul, that's because screenshots like those are basically the life-blood of the international community's beloved meme culture!

One Twitter user, @Senficon, explained exactly what the next EU articles do:


Naturally, the internet is ready to fight the new laws.

And what else would the internet do when the EU banned memes? Meme even more, of course.


Many saw the new rule as a pretty silly one that simply got meme-culture caught in its cross hairs.


Perhaps the EU will have second thoughts about banning memes after seeing these...

If not, the internet has a back-up plan!




If this is truly the last batch of memes from the EU, at least they were good ones.


The memes are dead! Long live the memes!

H/T - Indy 100, The Daily Dot

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