Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Facebook User Tracking Violates EU Law, Research Says
Google Releases Cheaper Chromebooks
Intel Releases New Braswell SoCs
WD's My Passport X Delivers 2 TB of Storage for Xbox One and PC Gamers
Google To Use SSDs From Samsung: report
Microsoft Introduces The Surface 3
Samsung Now Offers New Lineup of 3-bit V-NAND Based 850 EVO SSDs for Ultrathin PCs
Samsung, LG End Legal Disputes
Active Discussions
how to copy and move data files to dvd-rw
cdrw trouble
Need serious help!!!!
burning
nvidia 6200 review
Hello
Burning Multimedia in track 0
I'm lazy. Please help.
 Home > News > General Computing > New EU ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, October 18, 2006
New EU Rules Threaten Online Freedom


In a move that could threat online freedom and the spread of information, the EU proposed a legislation that would prevent users from uploading any form of video.

A proposed EU directive could extend broadcasting regulations to the internet, hitting popular video-sharing websites such as YouTube, reports the London Times. This would mean that websites and mobile phone services that feature video images would have to conform to standards laid down in Brussels.

Personal websites would have to be licensed as a "television-like service". Once again the reasoning behind such legislation is said to be in order to set minimum standards on areas such as hate speech and the protection of children.

The BBC reported that under such laws people who distribute stories about fictional children's hero Biggles or the Old Testament could be criminalized under the guise of anti-racism legislation.

So will the future internet be controlled?

The EU data retention bill, passed in February after much controversy and with implementation tabled for late 2007, obliges telephone operators and internet service providers to store information on who called who and who emailed who for at least six months. Under this law, investigators in any EU country, and most bizarrely even in the US, can access EU citizens' data on phone calls, sms', emails and instant messaging services.

The US government is also funding research into social networking sites and how to gather and store personal data published on them, according to the New Scientist magazine.

Such moves could be considered as afoot to clamp down on internet neutrality and even to designate a new form of the internet known as Internet 2.

The InfoWars site has a full and somewhat frightening run down on the legislation and its possible impacts:

"...This [Internet 2] would be a faster, more streamlined elite equivalent of the internet available to users who were willing to pay more for a much improved service. Providers may only allow streaming audio and video on your websites if you were eligible for Internet 2."

"..Of course, Internet 2 would be greatly regulated and only "appropriate content" would be accepted by an FCC or government bureau. Everything else would be relegated to the "slow lane" internet, the junkyard as it were."

It should be noted that a lot of ridiculous legislation is proposed and this may not reflect the final draft, but none the less it is worrying.


Previous
Next
Dephi Launches Portable XM Satellite Radio        All News        LG Unveils New Mobile Phone to Succeed "Chocolate"
Kaspersky Lab's Anti-Virus 6.0 Wins CNET Editors Choice Award     General Computing News      Yahoo's Web Search Ad System Ready

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
IBM Connects Internet of Things to the Enterprise
Panasonic to Share Intellectual Property to Boost Internet of Things
Toshiba Introduces New APs For For IoT Solutions
ARM Buys IoT Security Company Offspark
MediaTek Launches Development Platform For Wi-Fi Enabled IoT Devices
Intel Buys IoT Chip Maker Lantiq
Toshiba Reorganization to Strengthen IoT-Related Business
Toshiba Develops Cloud System for Instantaneous Remote Control of One Million Devices
Samsung CEO Calls For IoT Openness, New Galaxy E5 and E7 Smartphones Announced
CES 2015 Focuses On The Internet Of Things
Google Seeks For Research Proposals For "Web of Things"
Cisco Wants To Analyze Everything

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .