This is more of a theoretical question, but have been having discussions with coworkers regarding this and cannot come to a conclusion.
With the passing of article 13 in the EU, if a site chooses to simply block users from within the EU from accessing their site (I'm aware this can be bypassed with vpns and whatnot), can anything be enforced regarding possibly 'copyrighted' content? If a site had few enough European visitors, the cost of having to filter out everything may far outweigh the drop in traffic.
It may be to early in the game to know yet, I'm unaware of the finer details of said article but have a generalized understanding of it.
Note: I've tagged with both EU and US because I'm currently located and host my sites in the US. Unsure if the EU even has legal authority over what I serve here.
To summarise my question: Does the EU have any legal power over my site if I take reasonable steps to block web clients from within the EU?