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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: 2, Interesting) by anubi on Wednesday June 13 2018, @09:29AM (1 child)

    by anubi (2828) on Wednesday June 13 2018, @09:29AM (#692278) Journal

    to make our nominal "Republican" Congress fear its voters more than their donors.

    I believe the Congress of the United States works more on the "Toilet Paper" model.

    The powers that be only have to get them in for one term. Get the wishlist codified into statute. Done. Flush. Next?

    "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good." [KJV: I Thessalonians 5:21]
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  • (Score: 2) by All Your Lawn Are Belong To Us on Wednesday June 13 2018, @06:07PM

    by All Your Lawn Are Belong To Us (6553) on Wednesday June 13 2018, @06:07PM (#692432)

    And those that are flushed then become consultants or lobbyists.

    Make America Seem Huge Under Great And Nebulous Aims. MASHUGANA.