Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jan 2012 23:40 UTC, submitted by DrillSgt
Internet & Networking Supposedly we've won today. Both the PROTECT-IP Act in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House of Representatives have been shelved by their respective sponsors. However, these acts have been shelved before, and the bags of money sent to DC didn't suddenly devalue, so I'm sure the next SOPA is being written as we speak. What did make me happy, though, was Neelie Kroes: the EU commissioner for the digital agenda has unambiguously distanced herself from SOPA, which she calls "bad legislation". Obama, the next time you want to make a statement with teeth, just wait for Kroes to do it for you.
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Neelie Kroes
by mkools on Sun 22nd Jan 2012 04:30 UTC
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So 'funny' that comment about Neelie Kroes. The EU is the most undemocratic system there is. We get to vote on nothing and The Pirate Bay was just blocked in The Netherlands.

If it was for our undemocratic European leaders to say they would fully control, monitor and filter the internet. They already doing that btw with a law that forces ISPs to save all internet and phone traffic.

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