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[BBC] EU votes on anti-piracy laws

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The powers are in a raft of laws that aim to harmonise the regulations governing Europe's telecom markets.

Other amendments added to the packet of laws allow governments to decide which software can be used on the web.

Campaigners say the laws trample on personal privacy and turn net suppliers into copyright enforcers

Source - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7492907.stm
    
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First there was the great Firewall of China..

And now "TEH EU'S LEET LIBERTY DESTRUCTORZ"

Nobody can police the Internet, they should stop trying.
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The EU reps are a bunch of ******* who think that their select few speak for the many.
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The EU reps are a bunch of ******* who think that their select few speak for the many.
I tought democracy is that? The people elect leaders and they rule.
Last time I checked Canada was a democracy, just like EU countries.
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Now i'm really considering moving as soon as i finish school.
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I tought democracy is that? The people elect leaders and they rule.
Last time I checked Canada was a democracy, just like EU countries.
Yes cause im sure the vast amount of citizens are voting for these anti-piracy laws.
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I tought democracy is that? The people elect leaders and they rule.
Last time I checked Canada was a democracy, just like EU countries.
Actually Canada is a Constitutional Monarchy.
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All the piracy-hating corporations need to do is put up a thread on this forum that is against piracy and wait for a few days. All of the pirates will come out of the woodwork to complain that their privacy is being invaded because they can no longer steal, giving the corporations a nice list of the people to target.
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Stargate, while that is the hilarious truth, what goes against privacy goes against privacy. There is no way around it, and once *some* privacy is breached, the rest is up for grabs. Just look at America and what the Bush administration is doing for a picture perfect example of what I'm talking about.

As for governments deciding what software can be used on the web, that's just pure b.s. I'm just hoping other countries don't fall in line with this monumentally retarted idea.
Edited by Freedom III - 7/7/08 at 8:29am
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Piracy sucks but governments shouldnt be able to say what kind of software can be used on the net. How many companies will fail because of that? One can assume that major corps are behind such legislation that will make it impossible for small companies to start up. Why cant governments make decisions solely on their behalf and not because some group of lobbyists.

Just like FreedomIII said once they find their way in its all as good as gone.
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