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The EU institutions have reached a final compromise on the telecoms reform package, the Czech EU presidency announced. The member states approved the deal with MEPs, paving the way for the legislation to go to a final vote in parliament on 6 May and receive the formal seal at the following ministerial council. According to a statement from the Czech presidency, the agreement includes plans to further harmonise policies on radio spectrum use across the EU, lay the groundwork for investments in next-generation networks, authorise the use in exceptional circumstances of functional separation of incumbent operators, set up the new Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications and enhance consumer protection in telecom services. A final sticking point in the negotiations was a proposal from some MEPs aimed at blocking certain member states' plans for restricting internet access for illegal file-sharers. According to the Czech presidency, the compromise respects the member states' legal rights while also protecting internet users in line with the convention on human rights.
Originally posted by Albertarocks
reply to post by mystiq
Good job Miss Chilliwack. I had a very strong hunch you'd do it. Thank you for that!
While we're at it, I'm asking every Canadian who reads this thread to get involved by making your voice heard. Make no bones about it. Let 'em know that even the slightest bit of censorship, even the tiniest bit is absolutely not going to be tolerated. The powers who want to control the internet will use the excuse that it's to protect our children from porn. Don't fall for that lame reasoning. Besides, if we were to agree to that... Pandora's box will have been opened and the censorship will only increase on a geometric scale after that.
We must not allow ANY censorship. Fellow Canadians (actually everybody who reads this, no matter what country you're in) I'm begging you to participate like mystiq is going to do, and make your voice heard here:
Originally posted by 8bitbreakfast
Dont worry everyone ive begun to print out every page of the internet. Ive stacked the pages in neat 12 ft piles around my house.If you need a web page you can call my hotline and i will send out the page and if you need a link send me a letter marked "link" i will send via postal service or pigeon. also send away for my 7 billion page graphic novel entitled "the info web" . we also have a sister company that is transfering all the data from the internet into morse code and smoke signal. Listen to some of our customers testimony:
"its like dial up only S#!TIER !!!" - carlos, CA
" Ive had a great time relearning the dewey decimal system!!" sarah,OR
"Whats the internet?" chaka, land of the lost
Actually they say ignorance is bliss so it sounds like we will be entering paradise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Originally posted by AntiConspirator
I dont think the people will let this happen. How can u just do away with the internet? Thats a loss of alot of jobs. A lot of data gone. Last time i knew, youtube shared 303 Terabytes of info (303,000 gigabytes). Which is 3 times more then the CIA has. Too much work was put into the internet.
Originally posted by Jazzyguy
I don't know how true this news is but I have already stated somewhere in ATS that the mass should try to build/have/control their very own internet/ISP.
It's not impossible but you got to push very hard for it. It's a matter how bad do you really want it.
By the way how can i support you on that website. I had a quick look but could not figure it out .