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posted by chromas on Wednesday June 13, @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.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/internet-luminaries-ring-alarm-eu-copyright-filtering-proposal


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 13, @05:40AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 13, @05:40AM (#692240)

    But in order for it to be useful, we either need point to point wifi links hoping borders (whether city, county, province/state, or national), and all the accoutrements of a replacement internet, designed with trustless decentralization, something that the current generation of internet lacks. If we can get all this done, and keep the ISM bands open to wifi usage in cross-border compatible spectrums, then we can use cheap and readily available radio equipment to build around censorship everywhere it rears its head (which more and more appears to be both the overtly and covertly authoritarian countries.)

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 13, @09:03PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 13, @09:03PM (#692524)

    We honestly could today.

    The biggest shift will be explaining that IPv* is part of the problem, and that a protocol is the fundamental part of the solution.

    Such a protocol would have to be topology independent, and feature automated routing and be tolerant of bad actors.

    Not insuperable.

    • (Score: 2) by jasassin on Wednesday June 13, @11:21PM

      by jasassin (3566) <jasassin@gmail.com> on Wednesday June 13, @11:21PM (#692595) Journal

      The biggest shift will be explaining that IPv* is part of the problem, and that a protocol is the fundamental part of the solution.
      Such a protocol would have to be topology independent, and feature automated routing and be tolerant of bad actors.

      The problem with that is every single router on the entire Internet would have to be replaced.

      Not gonna happen.

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