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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Comment by Sodki
by Sodki on Mon 24th Sep 2012 18:54 UTC
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IMHO, one of the biggest problem in the EU is the European Commision. The European Commission is not elected, it's nominated and usually likes to go to bed with the big industries, leaving the people's will behind. Then the European Parliament, which is elected, has to shoot their stupid policies down. I know I'm being a bit cynical, but this is how I feel.

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RE: Comment by Sodki
by quackalist on Mon 24th Sep 2012 20:02 in reply to "Comment by Sodki"
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Hmm, true as far as it goes in that elected parliamentarians are a bit more semi-detached still...not that I hold out much hope against Corporatism here in Euroland or the Americas...we seem to be doomed and lovin' it, blind or somesuch. Doomed anyway.

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