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: Comment by MOS6510
by kwan_e on Tue 25th Sep 2012 13:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

I don't think many terrorists will get caught, but they'll probably start rounding up bittorrent and other p2p users and shoot them for being economical terrorists.


Wasn't there an ad campaign a while back saying piracy aids terrorism?

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 25th Sep 2012 14:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I don't know, but I wouldn't be surprised.

It's funny that terrorist are supposed to undermine our happy way of living, yet it's the anti-terrorists schemes of our governments that does most damage to our liberties.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by Alfman on Tue 25th Sep 2012 14:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

MOS6510,

"It's funny that terrorist are supposed to undermine our happy way of living, yet it's the anti-terrorists schemes of our governments that does most damage to our liberties."

Terrorists are an excuse for government to do what it already wants to do anyways, they just couldn't rationalise it. It's very sad that governments are the biggest threat to civil liberties.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by marcp on Tue 25th Sep 2012 15:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

I'm just sick of this "bad torrents" scheme.
Fighting torrent sites? are they closing the roads permanently just because some bad guys escaped with robbery and using particular roads?
This is pure f#@$#%g nonsense!

Don't let them convince people, that torrent is "bad". Torrent is just a technology. I use it to get legal stuff, because it's just faster to do it this way. I refuse to agree with this stupid, childish "bad torrents" scheme being used.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by kwan_e on Tue 25th Sep 2012 15:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

It's funny that terrorist are supposed to undermine our happy way of living, yet it's the anti-terrorists schemes of our governments that does most damage to our liberties.


I'm pretty sure that was the aim and operation of terrorism. To cause overreaction that ultimately ends in self harm, not the act of terrorism itself. That's how terrorism undermines our happy way of living.

It's basically extreme trolling, and ultimately, it's how people handle themselves against trolls.

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