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Originally Posted by De_stroyer View Post

I actually have not been able to find out at all, I attempted to call a couple of government/mayorall local offices to try and get some answers, but the only person I was able to get through too didn't know what I was talking about, which is to be expected
but I say let the internet have at it! the more people that know the better.



Censorship will always be a danger

Done. Feel free to blow up the other social networks.
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I haven't checked the link yet, but I hope this isn't true. If it is, I won't be surprised if they somehow manage to push it through anyway (just like they pushed e-toll through despite the MASSIVE opposition and protests).

If it is true, I'll be sure to link to that on Facebook. That should at least give it a bit of exposure.
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I'm curious as to how they intend to enforce this on "global distributors" that don't specifically operate in South Africa.

For instance, let's say I started a company that was similar to Youtube. I only operate in the US and only have financial dealings in the US, but the videos on my site can be downloaded globally. How would they be able to enforce this law on me? Or would they go after ISPs instead, expecting them to act as a middle-man between the government and my site? Either pay the government the fee for me or simply block my site from being accessed in South Africa?



And anyone who thinks this is the WORST has obviously never heard of North Korea, where the entire internet must pass government inspection before it's allowed through the government firewall, and any attempt to bypass the government firewall can land you in a prison labor camp for the remainder of your life, along with anyone else that may have had access to your computer or internet connection. (ie. your entire family)
post #24 of 97
I'm still reading through the linked document, but now I'm wondering. Are they also going to censor the ABBA videos I'm watching? biggrin.gif
Edited by JKuhn - 5/22/15 at 8:43am
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SA is home but I'm glad I'm not living there. Stuff like this just keeps pushing me away....

Basically exactly how I feel (but this is just a drop in the ever increasing bucket of reasons I don't want to go back!)
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Basically exactly how I feel (but this is just a drop in the ever increasing bucket of reasons I don't want to go back!)

Haha just got loaded shedded as we speak, literally all we can do is laugh because otherwise you will cry. officially off the grid with water and electricity though until I get out of this place in the next year or two. Consolidating assets offshore.
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Haha just got loaded shedded as we speak, literally all we can do is laugh because otherwise you will cry. officially off the grid with water and electricity though until I get out of this place in the next year or two. Consolidating assets offshore.

We got that at 14:00.
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Originally Posted by moustang View Post

I'm curious as to how they intend to enforce this on "global distributors" that don't specifically operate in South Africa.

For instance, let's say I started a company that was similar to Youtube. I only operate in the US and only have financial dealings in the US, but the videos on my site can be downloaded globally. How would they be able to enforce this law on me? Or would they go after ISPs instead, expecting them to act as a middle-man between the government and my site? Either pay the government the fee for me or simply block my site from being accessed in South Africa?



And anyone who thinks this is the WORST has obviously never heard of North Korea, where the entire internet must pass government inspection before it's allowed through the government firewall, and any attempt to bypass the government firewall can land you in a prison labor camp for the remainder of your life, along with anyone else that may have had access to your computer or internet connection. (ie. your entire family)


I am in no ways arguing that North Korea is not worse off smile.gif but we all know North Korea is not a free space, where as South Africa is 'not' a dictatorship
If you have a read through the documents you'll get a better picture of how they plan to implement it
post #29 of 97
At this stage I'm concerened that it'll lead to lots of "distributors" simply blocking SA, so then we won't get the games, movies, etc that we'd expect to get.

Also, to register as a distributor, you have to pay a fee, and then you have to pay again to have your content rated. I can see how this will force casual uploaders to stop providing content.
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Wait, you have to register with the authorities if you want to produce and distribute media that's not a book? lol.

Say bye to sharing family videos.
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