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posted by chromas on Wednesday June 13 2018, @01:33AM   Printer-friendly
from the bells-will-be-ringing dept.

As Europe's latest copyright proposal heads to a critical vote on June 20-21, more than 70 Internet and computing luminaries have spoken out against a dangerous provision, Article 13, that would require Internet platforms to automatically filter uploaded content. The group, which includes Internet pioneer Vint Cerf, the inventor of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, co-founder of the Mozilla Project Mitchell Baker, Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle, cryptography expert Bruce Schneier, and net neutrality expert Tim Wu, wrote in a joint letter that was released today:

By requiring Internet platforms to perform automatic filtering all of the content that their users upload, Article 13 takes an unprecedented step towards the transformation of the Internet, from an open platform for sharing and innovation, into a tool for the automated surveillance and control of its users.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 13 2018, @03:27AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 13 2018, @03:27AM (#692208)

    For once, you're right. However, the media is not adequately reporting this issue in the USA and EU right now. They want to bury it and distract us with tales of China and Vietnam.

    The newspapers entirely work for the imperialists/globalists at this point: the capitalist elite.

    How many people get their news from websites like Soylent, where users may link to oppositional reporting of events, or from oppositional news sources themselves?

    Newspapers can be bought and sold to ensure editorial control of the Narrative. People simply do not understand the extent to which the capitalist elites are willing to go to correct the record control the Narrative.

  • (Score: 2) by HiThere on Wednesday June 13 2018, @06:33PM

    by HiThere (866) on Wednesday June 13 2018, @06:33PM (#692455) Journal

    The observation you are reporting is correct. The hypothesis of the cause is unsubstantiated. Based on past stories and behavior my guess is that very few of the writers and none of the editors understand the problem enough to bother about it, and if they did they would assume that their audience couldn't understand it, so they still wouldn't report it.

    You don't need a conspiracy to explain this result, even though it's exactly what the conspiracy you are suspecting would push if it were competent.

    Javascript is what you use to allow unknown third parties to run software you have no idea about on your computer.