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European Union trying to break the internet again
« on: September 11, 2018, 05:16:22 pm »
The European Union is voting soon on a number of measures that could seriously disrupt any web traffic going to, from, or through Europe. These measures were shot down before but they've been dredged back up. If you live in Europe please contact your member of the European Parliament to oppose them:


'Under Article 11 -- the "link tax" -- online services are banned from allowing links to news services on their platforms unless they get a license to make links to the news; the rule does not define "news service" or "link," leaving 28 member states to make up their own definitions and leaving it to everyone else to comply with 28 different rules.

Under Article 13 -- the "censorship machines" -- anyone who allows users to communicate in public by posting audio, video, stills, code, or anything that might be copyrighted -- must send those posts to a copyright enforcement algorithm. The algorithm will compare it to all the known copyrighted works (anyone can add anything to the algorithm's database) and censor it if it seems to be a match.'

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/why-whole-world-should-be-arms-about-eus-looming-internet-catastrophe
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Re: European Union trying to break the internet again
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 11:38:19 pm »
What happened to all the responses on this thread?
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Re: European Union trying to break the internet again
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 11:54:59 pm »
I have no friggin idea. WTF!?!?
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Re: European Union trying to break the internet again
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2018, 11:55:32 pm »
What happened to all the responses on this thread?

It was double-posted.  Here's the real one:  https://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php/topic,38470.0.html
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Re: European Union trying to break the internet again
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 01:25:51 am »
What happened to all the responses on this thread?

It was double-posted.  Here's the real one:  https://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php/topic,38470.0.html

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Re: European Union trying to break the internet again
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2018, 02:04:22 am »
This one is for the technical discussion, the other one is for political stuff...

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Re: European Union trying to break the internet again
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2019, 08:07:00 pm »
And they've moved a step closer. Goddamnit!
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