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‘Dark day for internet freedom’: EU lawmakers approve controversial copyright reform

26 March 2019

A protester in front of the European Parliament as MEPs debate on modifications to EU copyright reforms in Strasbourg. © Reuters

The European Parliament has voted to adopt the highly controversial Article 13 provision which would govern the production and distribution of content online under the auspices of increasing copyright protections.

Tuesday’s move will update the EU’s 20-year-old copyright rules and will govern audiovisual content, much to the dismay of many social media users who have already begun outpouring their grief online.

However the parliament said in a statement that sharing memes and gifs has been protected “even more than it was before” and they will continue to be available and shareable on online platforms.

MEPs passed the legislation by 348 votes to 274 Tuesday. Opponents had hoped for last-minute amendments to be made but their efforts were in vain.View image on Twitter

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Julia Reda@Senficon

Dark day for internet freedom: The @Europarl_EN has rubber-stamped copyright reform including #Article13 and #Article11. MEPs refused to even consider amendments. The results of the final vote: 348 in favor, 274 against #SaveYourInternet12.6K12:53 AM – Mar 27, 201910.8K people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacy

Marietje Schaake@MarietjeSchaake


European Parliament adopted the text and we did not have a chance to vote on articles 11&13 again. 4 votes difference on allowing for the amendments to be voted. New controversial copyright law underway for Europe Marietje Schaake@MarietjeSchaakeReady to roll #copyright vote 13312:54 AM – Mar 27, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy156 people are talking about this

Mark Di Stefano @MarkDiStef

Just in: Memes are now illegalAdam Fleming@adamflemingThe European Parliament has passed the EU’s new Copyright Directive.46112:53 AM – Mar 27, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy359 people are talking about this

Julia Reda, a German MEP with the Pirate Party, described it as a “dark day for internet freedom.”

Article 13 or ‘The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market’ makes all platforms legally responsible for the content hosted and shared on their platforms.

The process of updating the bloc’s copyright laws began in the European Commission two years ago, ostensibly to protect Europe’s publishers, broadcasters and artists and guarantee fair compensation from big tech companies.

EU member states now have two years to pass their own laws putting Article 13 into effect.

What is Article 13? Controversial EU copyright law faces final vote

The law will require anyone sharing copyrighted content to obtain permission from rights owners, even if the content is just an animated GIF on Twitter. To protect their platforms from legal trouble, sites such as Facebook and Wikipedia will now be forced to implement “upload filters” to ensure that user-generated content doesn’t violate copyright.

Expensive to implement, vulnerable to bugs, and prone to inadvertently censoring lawful content, such filters have been slammed by critics as an existential threat to free expression on the internet.

Tens of thousands marched in protest across Germany ahead of the vote, decrying what they viewed as severe online censorship.

Tech giant Google said that while the directive is “improved” it will still lead to legal uncertainty and will damage Europe’s creative and digital economies.

Critics have argued that the only way for Article 13 to be effectively enforced would be through the use of upload filters which automatically check content to see if it’s copyrighted or not, at least in theory. However, the exact mechanics of such a system have yet to be fully debated and the potential for abuse is immediately clear.

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Kim Dotcom is building his own private internet

Source:NZ Stuff
Date:2 November 2015

Kim Dotcom says MegaNet will make it difficult for governments to invade our privacy.

Kim Dotcom is building his own private internet, allegedly safe from the prying eyes of surveillance authorities.

MegaNet will rely on people’s unused processing power on their phones and laptops, and allow them to donate bandwidth to the service.

“The more people that install the MegaNet app on their devices, the more powerful it will become,” Dotcom said via video link at Sydney’s SydStart conference last week.

If 100 million smartphones joined up, the network would have more online storage capacity, bandwidth and calculating power than the top 10 largest websites in the world combined, he said.

It will rely on existing physical internet infrastructure people use today – so-called “dumb pipes” – but will add a new layer of encryption running through all communications. Continue reading Kim Dotcom is building his own private internet

Click-click! Microsoft officially kills Internet Explorer brand

17 March 2015

Windows 10 will abandon the long-criticized Internet Explorer web browser, replacing it with a new “Project Spartan” brand, Microsoft has confirmed.

Microsoft’s marketing chief confirmed at the company’s ‘Convergence’ conference in Atlanta on Monday that Internet Explorer, the major old web browser brand, will only be used in enterprise compatibility with the new Windows 10, which will be offering a new way of browsing the internet, The Verge reported.

“We’ll continue to have Internet Explorer, but we’ll also have a new browser called Project Spartan. We have to name the thing,” Chris Capossela said. Continue reading Click-click! Microsoft officially kills Internet Explorer brand

Feds Hold Hearing On Whether They Should ‘Regulate’ Sites Like Drudge, Infowars And The Economic Collapse Blog

The Economic Collapse Blog
Michael Snyder
February 11th, 2015

he control freaks that run our government always seem to want to “regulate” things that they do not like.  And so it should be no surprise that there is a renewed push to regulate independent news websites.  Sites like the Drudge Report, Infowars.com and The Economic Collapse Blog have been a thorn in the side of the establishment for years.  You see, the truth is that approximately 90 percent of all news and entertainment in this country is controlled by just six giant media corporations.  That is why the news seems to be so similar no matter where you turn.  But in recent years the alternative media has exploded in popularity.  People are hungry for the truth, and an increasing number of Americans are waking up to the fact that they are not getting the truth from the corporate-controlled media.  But as the alternative media has grown, it was only going to be a matter of time before the establishment started cracking down on it.  At the moment it is just the FEC and the FCC, but surely this is just the beginning.  Our “Big Brother” government ultimately wants to control every area of our lives – and this especially applies to our ability to communicate freely with one another. Continue reading Feds Hold Hearing On Whether They Should ‘Regulate’ Sites Like Drudge, Infowars And The Economic Collapse Blog

Internet Freedom Expected to Further Decline in 2015

Occupy Corporatism
By Susanne Posel
January 3, 2015

According to a study from Freedom House, the decline of internet freedom kicked into high-gear in 2014 and is expected to suffer further this year because of opinions derived from 65 nations who have access to the World Wide Web. Continue reading Internet Freedom Expected to Further Decline in 2015

False Flag Alert: New Zealand Is ISIS Internet Headquarters!

John Key starting to be more like Obama. If our government is going to use ISIS as a scare tactic to have more of our freedom removed. For as New Zealander we all for the stand up and say enough is enough.

Aotearoa: A Wider Perspective

Not quite a the raid I was expecting but it turns out New Zealand is ISIS’s head quarters! Be prepared for more invasive laws, less freedom of speech and more restrictions on your movements around the place. 

But conspiring against their own population? Our Governments? Never!


A suspected Islamic State website shut down by Iceland authorities was registered to a private box in an upmarket Auckland suburb.

Iceland closed down a terrorist website believed to be used by jihadist organisation, according to the authority responsible for the country’s internet domain name ‘.is’, Agence France-Presse reported.

The site “khilafah.is” – which internet in Iceland Inc (ISNIC) said was run by a group calling itself Islamic State – was traced back to a web hosting company in Iceland at the weekend.

It was believed to have been online since mid-September.

The address listed on its domain registration is a private box…

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Mixed feelings on promise of trade deal

The Australian
February 05, 2014 11:40AM

TO its critics, it’s a secretive trade deal that threatens consumer rights and could let foreign companies sue Australia for decisions they don’t like.

But supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), including Australia’s peak farming body, claim the 12-nation regional deal will be a boon for jobs and trade in the agriculture sector.

The TPP began as an obscure 2006 deal between Brunei, Chile, New Zealand and Singapore.

But since then Australia, the US, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru and Vietnam have joined negotiations for an ambitious expanded deal.
Also on: action.sumofus.org/a/australia-tpp/2/2/?sub=fb

My Opinion
Once the TPP is into place and our internet freedom will be restricted and for we downland will be monitored and the law will be toughen Remember my website Eco Liberty and any other alternative media website will censored and shutdown. Because they want control over the internet so badly and they censored any web source like wordpress the they don’t control. Come on people we got to stand up for our internet freedom around the world.