Tuesday, November 3, 2009
NEW LAWS FOR THE INTERNET ARE ABOUT TO FUCK IT UP.
THIS CAME FROM BOING BOING
Ever since the Internet took hold of the world the vibrating cockweeds of the world have tried to control it. Now thanks to some backhanded dealings and things shrouded in secrecy a new internet treaty has been struck with our Government that may effectively reduce all that is great and wonderful about the web into nothing. Check out the main points of the article:
THIS PART MAINLY CAME FROM BOING BOING
The internet chapter of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a secret copyright treaty whose text Obama's administration refused to disclose due to "national security" concerns, has leaked. It's bad. It says:
* * That ISPs have to proactively police copyright on user-contributed material. This means that it will be impossible to run a service like Flickr or YouTube or Blogger, since hiring enough lawyers to ensure that the mountain of material uploaded every second isn't infringing will exceed any hope of profitability.
* * That ISPs have to cut off the Internet access of accused copyright infringers or face liability. This means that your entire family could be denied to the internet -- and hence to civic participation, health information, education, communications, and their means of earning a living -- if one member is accused of copyright infringement, without access to a trial or counsel.
YEP THESE PARTS TO CAME FROM BOING BOING
* * That the whole world must adopt US-style "notice-and-takedown" rules that require ISPs to remove any material that is accused -- again, without evidence or trial -- of infringing copyright. This has proved a disaster in the US and other countries, where it provides an easy means of censoring material, just by accusing it of infringing copyright.
* * Mandatory prohibitions on breaking DRM, even if doing so for a lawful purpose (e.g., to make a work available to disabled people; for archival preservation; because you own the copyrighted work that is locked up with DRM)
ALL THE ABOVE WERE FROM BOING BOING
So once again the freest nation in the world works hard to take away our freedoms and bleed everything that's good out of the world and turn it into another marketing tool for the corporate cunts.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!