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European Internet freedom in danger!
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Posted 4/21/09 , edited 4/22/09
Are you living in Europe? Yes? That could mean no more internet freedom for you.

This isn't a joke. The EU wants to limit your access to the net by regulating it.
It will be turned into a cable-television system where you will have to choose from a limited number of sites that you'll have to pay for (!) to visit!

It's called the Telecom package


The internet as we know it is at risk because of proposed new EU rules going through end of April. Under the proposed new rules, broadband providers will be legally able to limit the number of websites you can look
at, and to tell you whether or not you are allowed to use particular services. It will be dressed up as ‘new consumer options' which people can choose from. People will be offered TV-like packages - with a limited
number of options for you to access.



The excuse is to control the flow of music, films and entertainment content against the alleged piracy by downloading for free, using P2P file-sharing. However, the real victims of this plan will be all Internet users and the democratic and independent access to information, culture goods.


But who owns the internet?

Many sites will have to close down. Don't we have enough unemployment already?


Now it's time to act!

Read this and think about your own future on the net:
http://74.125.77.132/search?q=cache:www.blackouteurope.eu


EDIT:
Yesterday the EU voted YES to addition 138, which is for the better.
That means they can't shut you off from the internet without a fair trial.
But its still not good enough.

On the 5th of May the EU will vote if the Telecom package is going to be reality. Lets hope for the best.
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Posted 4/21/09
OMG WTF
I don't live there BUT STILL OMG. I'm gonna kill them lol.
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Posted 4/21/09
Blame the hackers in Russia.
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Posted 4/21/09 , edited 4/21/09
Thank goodness I live in Australia. . . but still. . . the internet is the pathway to the rest of the world, to limit it would be like trying to cage air. Impossible! Though anything is possible, with the technology we have today. . .
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Posted 4/21/09
thank goodness i don't live in europe....
but that's like ''OMG!!!''
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I've read in the news, it wont affect much where i'm staying at, my country NZ has done a similar internet infringement but apparently it was canceled due to varying controversy

Tyranny is upon us..
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Posted 4/21/09
Not sure if that's correct. In Sweden, they introduced a new law called 'IPRED'. That means broadband companies will be forced to hand over IP adresses to the police. Which means, in other words, the police can pretty much hunt down any major downloader or uploader in Sweden. Thepiratepay just got sued for about 120 million swedish crowns, which would equal to 15 million dollars. You can prevent the ip tracking by using a IP tunnel program, you need to pay for it though, but it's worth it.
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Toby- wrote:

Not sure if that's correct. In Sweden, they introduced a new law called 'IPRED'. That means broadband companies will be forced to hand over IP adresses to the police. Which means, in other words, the police can pretty much hunt down any major downloader or uploader in Sweden. Thepiratepay just got sued for about 120 million swedish crowns, which would equal to 15 million dollars. You can prevent the ip tracking by using a IP tunnel program, you need to pay for it though, but it's worth it.


This is not about IPRED. (I live in sweden too you know )
This is something worse.

And my ISP has stated that they WON'T give away my identity
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Posted 4/21/09 , edited 4/21/09
Are you really sure your ISP won't give away your identity? What broadband are you paying for? (company, e.g bredbandsbolaget).
Also, it's strange that I haven't heard anything about this.
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Toby- wrote:

Are you really sure your ISP won't give away your identity? What broadband are you paying for? (company, e.g bredbandsbolaget).
Also, it's strange that I haven't heard anything about this.


Yes I'm sure.
I'm using Net at Once.
http://www.netatonce.se/abonnentloggar.php

Other ISPs that won't reveal your identity is Bahnhof, AllTele, Bredband2 + some other.
But big ones like Telia, ComHem and Bredbandsbolaget WILL reveal you.

It has been in the papers.

So if the politicians doesn't come up with an other stupid law, I'm safe
Posted 4/21/09
Okay. Like I said many times before. EU is shit. I fucking hate this society. Why? Because with each day passing by it's approaching 1984 level.

The internet should not be limited to just packages because that's disallowing people of their freedom to pick which sites they want to view or not. Secondly, this system will disallow us to find new awesome websites because we can't view anything besides the ones in the offer...which will be most definitely boring websites. It's a severe way to censor content that should be available for EVERYONE living in the EU since we are FREE people. Fuck off neo-communistic bunch of faggots.

As it is..I am already paying money to access the internet...now why should I be not allowed to view whatever pleases my mind?

I mean..I don't deny that I noticed the changes this past few years...the internet is being more controlled.
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Posted 4/21/09 , edited 4/21/09
Okay. What connection speed do you have?
I have 100 mbits through bredbandsbolaget.. since the ipred came I have downloaded 3 games and the weekly anime episodes.. Lol I'm slightly worried >_<. Do you know any good tunnel program other than the upcoming Ipredator?
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Toby- wrote:

Okay. What connection speed do you have?
I have 100 mbits through bredbandsbolaget.. since the ipred came I have downloaded 3 games and the weekly anime episodes.. Lol I'm slightly worried >_<. Do you know any good tunnel program other than the upcoming Ipredator?


I have 50 mb.

There aren't any REALLY good tunnels. But I've heard that these are good
ivacy.com
http://mullvad.net/
https://www.flashback.name/

Good luck
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Posted 4/21/09
Lol I just signed up for flashback, payed 45,00 sek. It's cheap, so I'm okay with it.
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Toby- wrote:

Lol I just signed up for flashback, payed 45,00 sek. It's cheap, so I'm okay with it.


OK you got it to work?
Any difference in speed?
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