YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has revealed a way that people can completely avoid the European Union’s Article 13, after explaining the upcoming “big change” in online regulations during one of his videos.
What is Article 13?
The European Parliament voted to give Article 13 the green light on March 26, which has since been renamed Article 17, and is set to bring some major changes to copyright regulation for online content. It passed with votes of 348 votes to 274 and EU member states have up to two years to pass laws to put it into action.
While discussing the impacts of the decision during one of his YouTube videos on April 4, Pewds sensationally revealed that he has a solution for people who disagree with its approval.
“Article 13 has passed everyone. What we feared all along has become a reality,” he said. “The internet as we know it is gone. It’s obviously really upsetting.”
Many people have suggested that the regulations could completely eradicate memes for Europeans on the internet, as they often use photos covered by copyright, but PewDiePie has offered people a way to avoid the change entirely.
(PewDiePie discusses ‘Article 13’ for the first two minutes of the following video)
PewDiePie offers ‘solution’ to Article 13
“That’s why I have a great deal for you guys,” he said, before breaking into laughter. “Honestly, we didn’t know that Article 13 was going to pass, but I’ve teamed up with NordVPN, which is an amazing VPN.”
“That’s right, there’s a simple solution to all of this Article 13 mumbo-jumbo, VPNs baby!” he added. “Jokes on you, European legislators!”
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For those who aren’t aware, a VPN is a virtual private network gives the public access to a private network, allowing people to browse without being tracked or monitored.
PewDiePie concluded by advertising a deal that will give his fans a chance to “troll the European Union,” by signing up to his VPN with a 75% discount.