from the article linked by olsserik
Article 11 introduces a "link tax", requiring that internet companies get permission from publishers to use a snippet of their work. On websites like Google and Twitter, for instance, a small part of the article is usually shown before someone clicks into it entirely – but, under the new rule, those technology companies would have to get permission and perhaps even pay to use that excerpt.
I notice it says "Internet Companies"
so Internet Companies
would have to get permission, not Fred Bloggs who started a phpBB3 forum on 'who's Cat looks the daintiest' , he is not an Internet Company