I agree with Xercus, the EU has no reason to wait for the US to fix it’s broken laws. If the EU does so, nothing will ever get fixed. The US has no interest in going against the wishes of the corporate empire, hence the long-running copyright trolling, the fact that section 1201 of the DMCA hasn’t been repealed, and Barack Obama’s continued attempts at passing the TPP.
Anyway, at least in the US, it’s not illegal (to my knowledge) to take pictures of landmarks. I could post pictures of Mt. Rushmore, Old Faithful, The Statue of Liberty, or any other landmark, and post said pictures online. The US also has fair use laws, preventing copyright from becoming even worse than it is. I also doubt that I could get sued for copyright infringement for posting a hyperlink. Freely posting hyperlinks was originally the whole point of the World Wide Web. Personally, I fail to see how restricting people’s right to post links could benefit anyone.
So, I think it’s more imperative to fix the EU’s laws than to fix America’s. Of course, America’s laws suck too, but, based on this very article, it seems the EU’s laws suck even more.