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Europe moves to kill the internet(Updated)

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posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 04:22 PM
If it begins in Europe,shouldnt be to long before we see it here in America.
Google has already shown signs of censoring things,im sure Youtube(now owned by Google)will soon follow.

( EU rules would prevent uploading video without a license .
The latest move to kill off online freedom and the spread of information comes in the form of proposed EU legislation that would prevent users from uploading any form of video, whether that be a hard hitting political documentary film or your friends goofing around with diet coke and Mentos.

proposed EU directive could extend broadcasting regulations to the internet, hitting popular video-sharing websites such as YouTube., reports the London Times . This would mean that websites and mobile phone services that feature video images would have to conform to standards laid down in Brussels.

Also from Times Online UK

(TimesOnlineUK)-Amateur 'video bloggers' under threat from EU broadcast rules. THE Government is seeking to prevent an EU directive that could extend broadcasting regulations to the internet, hitting popular video-sharing websites such as YouTube. The European Commission proposal would require websites and mobile phone services that feature video images to conform to standards laid down in Brussels.

[edit on 17-10-2006 by Black_Fox]

posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 04:26 PM
you don't get "happy slapping" in the states, we do here.

thats why the EU is trying to restrict video uploads, its to prevent sick stuff from getting on the net, like fights, etc

posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 04:38 PM
Stanford researchers have studied internet use and for some it is a pathology potentially affecting one in eight Americans.

The internet is like any tool, useful but with caveats.

Victor K.


[edit on 17-10-2006 by V Kaminski]

posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 05:59 PM
@ least the european gov have the guts 2 censor in the open, as we cant tell of some other (read US) But i don't like it either!! I love the free google docu's

posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 06:05 PM

Originally posted by infinite
you don't get "happy slapping" in the states, we do here.

thats why the EU is trying to restrict video uploads, its to prevent sick stuff from getting on the net, like fights, etc

So, instead of "turning the channel", it's better to have legislation in place to censure? Not in my book. If something is too disturbing for a rational human being...they have the ability to turn it off.

posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 06:21 PM
Is anyone surprised? Look, this is something that all of the world's governments are going to sponser. It will start out with something that some people really don't care much about. Then it will get to the point to where you'll have to pay for e-mails; you won't be able to copy and paste without the writer of the article signing a release form, et cetera.

Of course, this is something that will probably hit a climax within 5-10 years. The governments do not want the truth to get out,which it already has, but they are trying to practice damage control now. They are developing this "Let's limit how much more of this stuff that gets out" mentality now.

I am not surprised. the only thing that surprises me is that the @#$@@$! haven't done it sooner.

posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 07:03 PM
Wanted to add other signs of the end of the net.

BOSTON (Reuters)-Web could be terror training camp: Chertoff

Disaffected people living in the United States may develop radical ideologies and potentially violent skills over the Internet and that could present the next major U.S. security threat, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said on Monday.

"We now have a capability of someone to radicalize themselves over the Internet," Chertoff said on the sidelines of a meeting of International Association of the Chiefs of Police.

To help gather intelligence on possible home-grown attackers, Chertoff said Homeland Security would deploy 20 field agents this fiscal year into "intelligence fusion centers," where they would work with local police agencies.

(The Register)-US government funds social network snooping.
The US government is funding research into social networking sites and how to gather and store personal data published on them, according to the New Scientist magazine.

At the same time, US lawmakers are attempting to force the social networking sites themselves to control the amount and kind of information that people, particularly children, can put on the sites.

That kind of information is the subject of a research paper by a team from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. The paper, Semantic Analytics on Social Networks, proposes methods for combining the data posted on social networking sites and other computer databases to reveal information about individuals.

("Beware of the End of the World (Wide Web)

" Says Intel --Sep 10, 2004 ( via COMTEX)
(FinancialWire) Remember those "End of the World" signs? Well, Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) says it may be nearer than we think. Except the sign says "End of the World Wide Web." -

Gelsinger's solution is to build a new network over the current Internet, that would monitor and direct traffic and better fight security threats or traffic surges. link

Led by more than 200 U.S. universities, working with industry and government, Internet2 develops and deploys advanced network applications and technologies for research and higher education, accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet.

Internet2 is based upon the partnerships that fostered the internet in its infancy – close collaboration among universities, industry, government, and international partners. The federal government has always played a crucial role in support of internet technology development, deployment of testbed infrastructures, and investigation of next generation internet technologies and applications.

The federal government has its own advanced Internet initiative, the Large Scale Networking effort within the $2 billion multi-agency Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program, which is coordinated by the National Coordination Office (NCO) for IT R&D.

(CNN)-Is the Internet dead? (IDG) -- At a recent Wall Street Journal conference at New York's World Trade Center, two telephone company CEOs actually said the Internet is "dead." I want to assure you that it is not
bogging and collapsing maybe, but not dead. Here come the Internet's next generations.

CEO Bill Esrey talked about Sprint's ION. With acronyms including SONet, ATM, and DSL, ION will become the kind of network that Sprint customers really want, not the old Internet, which is "dead" really. There is in fact not one Internet 2 (see
There are many next-generation Internets, each evolving at its own pace, and some of these are evolving very rapidly indeed. This apparently confuses telco executives.

[edit on 17-10-2006 by asala]

posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 08:04 PM

(BBC News)-EU 'threat' to internet freedom
Internet broadcasters should not be subject to the same rules which govern television, peers have been told.

"There is already E-Commerce regulation, it's not as if our services exist in a regulation-free world - we already have regulation that we comply to," he said.Video-sharing sites could be included in the EU directive

[edit on 17-10-2006 by asala]

posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 10:01 PM
Good work Asala. Notice the name Chertoff......funny how the author of the Popular Mechanics article of the suppossed debunk of 9/11 theories name was Chertoff. Whether they admit being involved with each other or not just puts one more "coincidence" into the thousands of coincedences that happened on 9/11. Sorry to go off topic.

posted on Oct, 18 2006 @ 11:27 AM
on a slight variant of the topic..

I was reading that the U.S. Government is looking into ways of taxing MMORPG currencies as they apparently have financial value.

posted on Oct, 18 2006 @ 11:48 AM
Funny Black Fox,Everyone in the UK watches America and says "That`ll happen here soon."
All the major goverments of the world HATE the net for the obvious reason that it promotes knowledge.
The 911 truth movement,agree with it or not,is a good example.That movement would be far smaller,were it not for the net.
The powers would love a media system like they have in North Korea all over the world.
Its all about control....they realise that as the population grows there is more chance for dissent.
Ain`t it going to be fun when UAVS patrol everywhere,we all get chipped,and no ones alowed on the internet/ATS without fingerprint scanning to log on.
People in the UK now get threatened with being arrested for "organised crime,"when they protest against the Government.
How ironic is that?
Protest againsnt the organised crimes of the government,then get arrested for organised crime.
I`m trying to laugh at this,but its really not working.

posted on Oct, 18 2006 @ 01:13 PM
In my neighbourhood (Ontario Canada) moves are afoot to adopt a largely American concept called "The Seven Laws Of Identification". It is being recommended by Ontario's Privacy Commissioner ostensibly to "protect" us. I smell a NWWWO comin'...

The website: Ontario Privacy Commission

And the White Paper in PDF form. "The Seven Laws of Identity", remember that term... it's bound to come up again.

Victor K.


EDIT: Looks like MS is onboard:

[edit on 18-10-2006 by V Kaminski]

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