Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Sep 2012 17:19 UTC
Legal "A leaked document from the CleanIT project shows just how far internal discussions in that initiative have drifted away from its publicly stated aims, as well as the most fundamental legal rules that underpin European democracy and the rule of law. The European Commission-funded CleanIT project claims that it wants to fight terrorism through voluntary self-regulatory measures that defends the rule of law. The initial meetings of the initiative, with their directionless and ill-informed discussions about doing 'something' to solve unidentified online 'terrorist' problems were mainly attended by filtering companies, who saw an interesting business opportunity. Their work has paid off, with numerous proposals for filtering by companies and governments, proposals for liability in case sufficiently intrusive filtering is not used, and calls for increased funding by governments of new filtering technologies." I'll just leave a link here to one of the most popular OSNews articles of all time.
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RE: Who thought this would work?!
by shmerl on Mon 24th Sep 2012 18:06 UTC in reply to "Who thought this would work?!"
shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

I wouldn't bet on it. When those shady companies smell money, they push for it, and unless the public will push back - politicians would just play along.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

That is the point of multiple cultures. It does not take too much for something to get blocked in EU. Get Finland, Estonia and Sweden to sign up and we're done.

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