LEAKED PAPER: EU Online Crackdown Even WORSE Than We Thought

LEAKED PAPER: EU Online Crackdown Even WORSE Than We Thought By Corbett Report Extras Writer and journalist Glyn Moody joins us today to discuss his recent TechDirt article, “EU Looking To Regulate Everything Online, And To Make Sites Proactively Remove Material.” We discuss the recently-passed EU copyright directive, including the imposition of upload filters, and the recently-leaked working paper on the EU Digital Services Act. We also remember some of the successes that protesters have had in the wake of internet-killing copyright legislation in the past.  SHOW NOTES AND…

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A Bad Copyright Bill Moves Forward With No Serious Understanding of Its Dangers

A Bad Copyright Bill Moves Forward With No Serious Understanding of Its Dangers By Katharine Trendacosta The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act, aka the CASE Act. This was without any hearings for experts to explain the huge flaws in the bill as it’s currently written. And flaws there are. We’ve seen some version of the CASE Act pop up for years now, and the problems with the bill have never been addressed satisfactorily. This is still a bill that puts people in danger…

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Life-Altering Copyright Lawsuits Could Come to Regular Internet Users Under a New Law Moving in the Senate

Life-Altering Copyright Lawsuits Could Come to Regular Internet Users Under a New Law Moving in the Senate By Ernesto Falcon The Senate Judiciary Committee intends to vote on the CASE Act, legislation that would create a brand new quasi-court for copyright infringement claims. We have expressed numerous concerns with the legislation, and serious problems inherent with the bill have not been remedied by Congress before moving it forward. In short, the bill would supercharge a “copyright troll” industry dedicated to filing as many “small claims” on as many Internet users…

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Splinternet Protest: Stop ACTA 2 Activists Start Online Petition To Save Internet To Be Delivered To European Commission

Splinternet Protest: Stop ACTA 2 Activists Start Online Petition To Save Internet To Be Delivered To European Commission By Aaron Kesel Stop ACTA 2 activists comprised of Anonymous, Pirates, and Internet freedom advocates have started a new Change.org petition to be delivered to the European Commission on May 26th after European elections, with new politicians set to take over leadership. It is time to take a stand. We have launched a petition for the new EU commission (after the elections in may) to create a new directive that stops the…

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The Mueller Report Can’t Be Copyrighted, Is Flagged by Copyright Bots Anyway

The Mueller Report Can’t Be Copyrighted, Is Flagged by Copyright Bots Anyway By EFF Did you know that anything created by federal government employees, under American law, can’t be copyrighted? They go right into the public domain. That means it’s impossible for there to be any copyright infringement on, say, a report by the Special Counsel on the investigation into the President and his presidential campaign. But the copyright-enforcement bots on Scribd have been busy taking down copies of the Mueller report all the same. Scribd is a service that…

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Splinternet: EU Censorship Ramps Up With ACTA 2, While UK Passes Terror Law, Porn Law, and Introduces First Internet Regulation Agency

Splinternet: EU Censorship Ramps Up With ACTA 2, While UK Passes Terror Law, Porn Law, and Introduces First Internet Regulation Agency By Aaron Kesel Across Europe, MEPs voted successfully to redesign the Internet with a censorship directive disguised as a copyright proposal, while the UK itself passed a horrifying terror bill that will make it illegal to watch any “terrorist propaganda” (not clearly defined) which carries sentencing of 15 years, an age restriction porn law and introduced the world’s first Internet regulation safety agency. ACTA 2 ACTA 2 which required…

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Continuing Coups, Kremlin Kontrol & Copyright Crackdown

Continuing Coups, Kremlin Kontrol & Copyright Crackdown By corbettreport Welcome back to #NewWorldNextWeek – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week: Story #1: 8D Deep State Grand Chessboard Updates // Trump Says “Russia Has To Get Out” Of Venezuela https://bit.ly/2TEaTYb Venezuela Becoming Trump’s Version of Obama’s Syria https://washex.am/2HVxRHX Trump Signs Declaration Recognizing Israel’s Sovereignty Over Disputed Golan Heights https://bit.ly/2HGYXn7 BREAKING: Ongoing right now, #Israel and the #US jointly bombing #Syria #Aleppo. This is…

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EU’s Parliament Signs Off on Disastrous Internet Law: What Happens Next?

EU’s Parliament Signs Off on Disastrous Internet Law: What Happens Next? By Danny O’Brien In a stunning rejection of the will of five million online petitioners, and over 100,000 protesters this weekend, the European Parliament has abandoned common-sense and the advice of academics, technologists, and UN human rights experts, and approved the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive in its entirety. There’s now little that can stop these provisions from becoming the law of the land across Europe. It’s theoretically possible that the final text will fail to gain…

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SCANDAL: Today, Europe Votes On A Law That Could Change The Internet — Sold Out For A Russian Pipeline

SCANDAL: Today, Europe Votes On A Law That Could Change The Internet — Sold Out For A Russian Pipeline By Aaron Kesel European MEPs meet inside the European Parliament today to vote on a law that will forever change the World Wide Web … and that vote was bribed for access to an oil pipeline, Tech Dirt reported. If the numerous blatant mafioso tricks by EPP Group and other political parties involved in the copyright directive or ACTA 2, such as attempting to change the voting date, intimidating politicians by…

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More Than 130 European Businesses Tell the European Parliament: Reject the #CopyrightDirective

More Than 130 European Businesses Tell the European Parliament: Reject the #CopyrightDirective By Cory Doctorow The EU’s Copyright Directive will be voted on in the week of March 25 (our sources suggest the vote will take place on March 27th, but that could change); the Directive has been controversial all along, but it took a turn for the catastrophic during the late stages of the negotiation, which yielded a final text that is alarming in its potential consequences for all internet activity in Europe and around the world. More than…

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