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AT&T is speading some amendments to the Telecom Package in the European Parliament in order to destroy net neutrality, in order to be able to sell different kind of services at different prices.
by: zoobabzoobab
04 Feb 2009 08:33
3 by arebentiarebenti
24 Feb 2009 22:20 Jump!
EDPS, the European Data Protection Supervisor, points out in its analysis of the Harbour report that amendment 81 gives the possibility of a 'Soviet Internet', where National Regulatory Authorities could impose technological mandates, such as mandatory TPM chips to connect to the internet.
by: zoobabzoobab
03 Sep 2008 12:33
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How can civil society influence trade talks if everything's secret? Statewatch has an opinion on that.
by: arebentiarebenti
08 Jul 2008 10:44
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Brussels, 04 July 2008 — Amendments to the European Telecommunications directive being rushed through the European Parliament propose a "Soviet internet" where software publishers and internet service providers watch traffic and data for Hollywood. Software and services that run on the internet would have to ask for permission of the regulators.
by: zoobabzoobab
04 Jul 2008 18:37
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Responsible lobbyism respects our democratic culture. Unfettered technocratic thinking neglects the basic principles of European liberalism. The small business act as an example for loss of reality.
by: arebentiarebenti
19 May 2008 19:15
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We now have the situation that a lot of content owners waive their rights and certain services depend on free content because of restrictive licensing conditions of collective societies. MEP El Khadraoui asks the council.
by: podmoklepodmokle
23 Apr 2008 02:28
2 by zoobabzoobab
24 Apr 2008 10:44 Jump!
Othmar Karas asks the Commission if written and spoken word of journalists would be recognized as copyrighted works of authors. A stealth question from the broadcast treaty follow-up debate.
by: arebentiarebenti
15 Mar 2008 13:42
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Jules Maaten (ALDE) and Karin Riis-Jørgensen (ALDE) want to know from the Commission if it is willing to develop a European Global Online Freedom Act and support online freedom defense tools.
by: podmoklepodmokle
09 Mar 2008 22:56
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The criminal sanctions directive might send internet downloaders in jail. The directive has passed the European Parliament in the complete ignorance of the majority of internet users. The rapporteur finally admits that this directive is all about sending filesharers to jail.
by: zoobabzoobab
17 Feb 2008 00:00
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MEPs Cappato and Alvaro, both from the ALDE group, have asked questions about the status of implementation of the Data retention directive. They are mentioning the 'exception related to the Internet', as well as the creation of a Platform for Electronic Data Retention.
by: zoobabzoobab
28 Jan 2008 12:03
2 by bogomilbogomil
06 Feb 2008 18:48 Jump!
As leaked by the Washington Post this month the National Security Agency, a Secret Service of the United States, participated in Microsoft Vista Development. For the adoption of the product by EU governments that raises serious security concerns.
by: podmoklepodmokle
20 Jan 2007 04:40
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Online journalism in the lights of the US MS Antitrust case. Wired author Lessig made up his mind about 'regulation' that has been made obsolete by Linux.
by: podmoklepodmokle
30 Dec 2006 22:12
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Alexander Alvaro (ALDE) has asked 9 questions about ACTA, including 3 strikes and transparency, or the access by the INTA committee to the drafts documents. He is also asking about changes to substantive patent law (read software patents here).
by: zoobabzoobab
10 Feb 2010 16:11
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Some Member of the European Parliament have asked when they will receive the ACTA documents, mentioning the Lisbon Treaty article 218 which says that the Parliament have to be "fully informed" of the negotiations. The new trade commissioner Karel DeGucht said previously that the Lisbon Treaty do not apply to ACTA, because the confidentiality of the talks were negotiated before.
by: zoobabzoobab
09 Feb 2010 12:05
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Wikileaks has published some drafts of the secret ACTA treaty, which aims to give better guns to Patent Trolls. The draft mentions that it covers all the rights covered by TRIPS, so it will cover also patents.
by: zoobabzoobab
14 Apr 2009 23:27
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The Obama administration wants to be called about the status of negotiations of ACTA. Call the Obama administration and ask for your copy of ACTA now!
by: zoobabzoobab
06 Apr 2009 16:55
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