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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) by MichaelDavidCrawford on Wednesday June 13 2018, @09:52AM (1 child)

    by MichaelDavidCrawford (2339) Subscriber Badge <> on Wednesday June 13 2018, @09:52AM (#692285) Homepage Journal

    No, we dont.

    Kalshnikov was a hero to the soviet union because in my understanding only the barrel requires machining, the rest can be made of cut and folded sheet metal.

    even if you make your own, your puny AK-47 is no match for white phospherus, a pure chemical element that the departmentnod defense didnt hesitate to defend The American Way from the Viet Kong and the NVA.

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 13 2018, @03:51PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 13 2018, @03:51PM (#692380)

    The Viet Cong and NVA will be surprised to learn their AK's lost to WP. What do we call Saigon now, again?

    Economy is a concern (Wikipedia says $147 for an AK to $647 for an AR. But the AK was also revolutionary because of its semi-mythic hardiness, at the sacrifice of accuracy. Turns out "good enough" accuracy is often good enough.

    And it is actually emblematic.... you certainly can suffocate out a tunnel complex with WP (if it doesn't have adequate backup ventilation). But if you have more tunnels and personnel than the enemy can find it is still futile.