Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Amazon Awarded With Augmented Reality Patents
Motorola Moto 360 Sport Watch Launching Next Month
Lenovo Unveils the ThinkPad P40 Yoga
Samsung Launches Web Browser for Gear VR
PRIV by BlackBerry Gets Its First Update
IDC Sees Transition To Detachable Tablets
Patriot Introduces 128GB Compact USB Flash Drives
AMD Launches the Low Profile FirePro W4300 Graphics Card for CAD
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 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.

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
ARM Unveils Technologies to Speed-Up Deployment of IoT Devices
Intel Unveils New IoT Platform
Intel Introduces Smart Tiny House Concept For IoT Connected Devices
Google Releases Source Code For Brillo OS
New York Attorney To Probe ISP's Internet Speeds
Amazon Launches App Developing Platform For IoT
MediaTek Invests In Ecosystem To Drive IoT Strategy
Report Reveals the Web's Shadiest Neighborhoods
IBM and ARM Collaborate to Accelerate Delivery of Internet of Things
Samsung IoT Device Will Take Care Of Your Sleep
Samsung Opens IoT Development Platform
Acer Focuses On Enerprise IoT With New Platform

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 .