Aww helll naw! - The European open internet is under imminent threat

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by Hanzo_Hattori, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Hanzo_Hattori

    Hanzo_Hattori For the Horde!

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    Don't know if this is a Hoax but damn!, They can't do this!

  2. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    I'd like to see a full list of what this will do exactly before having a firm opinion one way or the other.

    One thing I saw in there that I DO agree with though is legislature that allows ISP's to completely block P2P sites. I see that as no different than letting stores keep their more valuable items locked up and not letting customers have access to all areas.

    The rest was a bit confusing and I agree that some of it definitely didn't look like a good thing such as limiting the number of sites you can go to, etc.
  3. pro2A

    pro2A Hell, It's about time!

    This is exactly why I don't support world government, or a NAU for that matter. I don't need some bureaucrat from another country voting on something that would be prohibited in my country. It's ridiculous.
  4. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Is this the Telecoms package? I thought they voted stuff about it years ago. I want to see the current proposal but when I google, all I get is the same text from the OP links being spread around.
  5. Bananas

    Bananas Endangered Species

    Its a bit of a double edged sword. By doing this the level of illegal activity wil lbe dramatically cut. Sweden for example has seen a 20% decrese in internet use since it was able to block certain illegal torrent sites.(There is also the issue of legal sites like iPlayer) That is a huge burden off the ISPs and service should improve. There is all the issue of child pornography, with this proposal there is little chance of it surving.

    Finally by being able to place such restrictions it ensures the privacy rights can remain in place meaning things like phorming remain well away from European internet use. However how exactly do the ISPs restrict information would then debatable as to whether they infringe on the privacy rules.

    There is a slightly more neutral article that explains it better here:

    Activists rally troops against proposed EU 'Net regulations - Ars Technica


    EU states, lawmakers on Internet collision course by Reuters: Yahoo! Tech
  6. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    From Bananas' link:

    That question made me laugh. This article gets me!

    I heard about the three strikes law voting here, I'm glad it didn't pass. Yay for PS, haha.

    If this EU legislation is anything like that, I doubt the strict controls will have support to operate here.

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