Archive for Internet Filtering
Under pressure from the music and film industries, France had pushed hard for tough measures against illegal downloaders. French President Nicolas Sarkozy had advocated a “three strikes and you’re out” rule, under which Internet use would be tracked and users caught downloading would be warned twice before their Internet access would be cut off for a year. Britain is also considering such a move, lawmakers said. Read the rest of this entry »
Hopefully you have been following this fiasco?
If not, we will be keeping an eye on it for you.
BACKSTORY: a group of file-sharing bastards in Sweden were arrested, charged, tried and convicted to the tune of X millions of (American) dollars. OF COURSE the “powers-that-be” are the usual suspects, RIAA et al. and undoubtedly the Hollywanks.
ISP’s have resolved to restrict the Internet to a TV-like subscription model where users will be forced to pay to visit selected corporate websites by 2012, while others will be blocked, according to a leaked report. Despite some people dismissing the story as a hoax, the wider plan to kill the traditional Internet and replace it with a regulated and controlled Internet 2 is manifestly provable.
Some question if the report that a pay-per-view system be introduced is a hoax, but the march to regulate the web is documented…
A baffling proposal to filter the Internet
Posted Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at 10:15 AM ET
Big Brother Breathes…
But the bizarre twist is that the proposal is such a bad idea that it would be not just a disservice to the public but probably a disaster for AT&T itself.