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You Could Be Banned From Sharing Your Favourite Memes If New EU Law Passes

By Jen

June 15, 2018 at 11:44am

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Well, this is devastating.

Our love affair with memes could be coming to an end later this month as the EU gets ready to vote on the EU Copyright Directive next week.

According to Newstalk, it aims to protect the intellectual property right of people who upload material to the internet, but it could mean a complete ban on memes.

For those not in the know, memes are little slices of cultural heaven where a picture, video or phrase is modified and shared throughout the internet.

And we're a little bit obsessed with them.

Here's a look at all the gems we could be losing if this article passes.

Distracted Boyfriend

Distracted Boyfriend Meme

Any Father Ted Meme

But this one has to be our favourite

Father Ted Abortion Meme

Willy Wonka

This is the meme that keeps on giving...

Willy Wonka Meme

Unimpressed girl

Iconic

Unimpressed Girl

Any meme from The Simpsons

Simpsons Meme

Photo credit: Eoin Madigan / Ireland Simpsons Fans

Grumpy Cat

Endless possibilities with this one...

Grumpy Cat

And probably the most used Gif ever

How will we ever convey such complex emotions again?

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