OTW Legal has gotten some questions about Internet privacy since March, when U.S. lawmakers overturned regulations that had been set to go into effect later this year. The regulations were supported by prominent and knowledgeable people like the former head of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission. But they hadn’t gone into effect yet — what U.S. lawmakers actually did was make sure that nothing changed.
There are two legal developments brewing—one in the European Union and one in the UK —that may have an impact on fan activities. Neither one is law yet, so both provide opportunities for fans to take action. Here’s what the two proposals mean, and here’s what you can do about them!