Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Nov 2011 11:15 UTC
Legal While the US is still pondering SOPA, we just got some absolutely fantastic news out of Europe. The European Court of Justice, the highest court in the European Union, has just ruled that P2P filters installed by ISPs violate the European Directive on electronic commerce as well as fundamental rights [full ruling]. This is a hugely important ruling that effectively protects all member states of the European Union from ever being subjected to ISP filtering and spying.
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Psstt, Hey...
by sparkyERTW on Thu 24th Nov 2011 12:59 UTC
sparkyERTW
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2010-06-09

Canadian officials... you see what's going on over there? Follow that!

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RE: Psstt, Hey...
by benali72 on Thu 24th Nov 2011 19:03 in reply to "Psstt, Hey..."
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2008-05-03

I'd say the same to U.S. officials, except that none ever try to learn anything from other countries. They call it "American exceptionalism" but it's really an arrogant, short-sighted mentality that will hurt us longterm. Especially if we get into deep packet filtering, which is constantly proposed in Congress here and I believe will eventually pass and become law.

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RE[2]: Psstt, Hey...
by Soulbender on Thu 24th Nov 2011 19:40 in reply to "RE: Psstt, Hey..."
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2005-08-18

"American exceptionalism"


I actually had to look that up and ...it's actually a real term.
Funny reading though. Hubris rules.

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