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    Thumbs down Blackout Europe law by EU Parliament - threat to the EU free internet

    Ok, this shit is even beyond fucked up. Basicly the European Union wants to make internet "packed up" like cable TV, for example if you don't have conceptart.org in your "package" then you will never be able to wiev the site! And they're going to vote about it in the EU Parliament the 5th May 2009, and they're going to make it pass no matter what, just like the ACTA law. The main argument for having this law is to eliminate sharing and uploading of copy-righted material. And they won't let the public know anything about it, that's why it's kept behind closed doors, and why you haven't heard about it.

    Check out the website for much more information, scary information.

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    hasnt this been attepted before maybe not spacifically in europe, but just the general idea of charging to be able to access different sites, not like under subscriptions
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    Never going to happen, maybe they'll ban the piracy sites access but not generalist sites, the package access it's too hard to implement due to the amount of websites.

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    Reads itself like 1984.
    First I was shocked and for the first time glad Switzerland didn't join the EU.
    Then I searched for references and didn't find any (huh? alarm bells are ringing).

    Anyways here's the actual initiative:
    amendment of doom

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    Something less entertaining but more informative

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    The internet will never be as free as it is now again.

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    Yes the theater that is on TV is usually a mear shadow of the real legislation these people are trying to pass daily

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    Basically this is the end of net neutrality. Yay say goodbye to your Internets me lads.

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    Wonder if it'll be like in David Brins books... And you'll have to consult the galactical institute of the library in order to access it's vast knowledge databanks of books from across the galaxy. And there'll be lots of smaller libraries in cities with limited content.

    Hmm... Maybe in a future further away
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    Really? So many companies (including major corporations) use the net as cheap advertising/comunications.
    Do you really think they'd sit on their hands over this?

    Buy into a package to enter a competition? Somehow, I don't think that one would ever run....

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    No, as stated it's not true. There are proposals for limiting access to file sharing facilities but nothing remotely like what's being talked about. It's technologically impossible not to mention completely unworkable, being that open access to information is the core function of the internet and it simply would not work without that data availability.

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    Don't worry - the hackers of the internet will find a way to royally screw them over.

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    One thing that scares me a pretty big deal about EU is that it is lead by a group of unknown people and everything they do is classified 30 years into the future.
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    Things in the UK are classified for 50 years.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by alesoun View Post
    Things in the UK are classified for 50 years.....
    Yes, but these people are completely unknown. Noone knows who they are (except for the highest of highest in the EU), where they're from, what their intentions are, and they can do everything they wish to do. THAT is scary.
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