The EU parliament voted in favor of Article 13. An article which is heavily disputed and may have huge impacts on sites publishing (even if they are small) images or videos of others' creative work. My question is: is Stack Exchange maybe affected by this, considering there are a lot of images and short extracts of movies, comics, series and other media for example in the Movies & TV or Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange sites.


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Stack exchange is a US-based company. While the General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR) is an EU-wide law that protects Europeans with regards to the processing of their personal data, including data processed in the US, I would be not be inclined to believe that all EU regulations have a blanket requirement to be upheld in the US, just as US regulations, (aside from any specific laws that might protect US citizens globally,) are required to be upheld anywhere besides the US.

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    That’s not how international law works. StackExchange does business in the EU, and are subject to EU law regardless of where they’re “based”.
    – Sneftel
    Mar 30, 2021 at 6:17

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