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New rules to be introduced by government decree will require people who upload videos onto the Internet to obtain authorization from the Communications Ministry similar to that required by television broadcasters, drastically reducing freedom to communicate over the Web, opposition lawmakers have warned.
Article 4 of the decree specifies that the dissemination over the Internet "of moving pictures, whether or not accompanied by sound," requires ministerial authorization. Critics say it will therefore apply to the Web sites of newspapers, to IPTV and to mobile TV, obliging them to take on
Paolo Romani, the deputy minister responsible for drafting the decree, insisted the text simply adopted the recommendations of the EU directive
Originally posted by SuperSlovak
is Italy communist? or becoming communist? it looks like it
Originally posted by Hatcookie
I don't get it. If this law passes does it apply to every video, for example if you wanted to upload a video of your cat doing funny things on youtube?
Who will be paying for all the new resources that are going to be needed to sift through all these videos waiting for approval? TAXPAYERS I guess.
I swear someone just sits around some office thinking up new laws to pass to either infringe on our freedoms or just plain piss us off.
I agree with "badBERTHA", it seems like they are poking us with sticks to see if they can get a rise out of us.
The sad thing is, if this law does come to pass, we will probably lie down and take it just like every other piece of bull s**t theyv'e thrown at us.
Originally posted by nik1halo
This strikes a little too close to home to be comfortable for me. If one EU country does this and manages to get away with it, you can guarantee that the UK will follow suit.
I'm already having to run through proxies and run so much security software that it slows my system down just to protect my anonymity online and to avoid Virgin Media's new packet sniffing policy.
I always said that ratification of the EU "constitution" was the beginning of the end for sovereign control of sovereign nations. No, now it's all being controlled by the unelected heads of the EU council and the people who hold the purse strings.