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Censorship engines & EU law - final vote Mar 26
« on: March 23, 2019, 11:52:41 PM »
On March 26, the European Parliament will have a final vote on upload filters for websites. This is something we're probably generally opposed to, not least because it has lots of potential to mess up e.g. our YouTube uploads (we should be exempted as a smaller site ourselves, but I'm still not un-nervous about how that might work).

Anyway, you can look up your EU representatives if you're an EU citizen or resident and contact them via the website here:

https://saveyourinternet.eu/
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Re: Censorship engines & EU law - final vote Mar 26
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 01:13:41 AM »
I'm still a citizen for now and I might as well get my money's worth.

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Re: Censorship engines & EU law - final vote Mar 26
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 04:34:50 PM »
Yeah, I should probably poke my party's one MEP. I think she's mostly voted the right way anyway though.
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Re: Censorship engines & EU law - final vote Mar 26
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 06:12:51 PM »
Voted.

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Re: Censorship engines & EU law - final vote Mar 26
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2019, 10:05:58 PM »
Neat :)
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Re: Censorship engines & EU law - final vote Mar 26
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2019, 06:57:30 PM »
Upload filters etc passed :( Majority of 70:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47708144
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Re: Censorship engines & EU law - final vote Mar 26
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2019, 09:33:11 PM »
What the hell. But whatever, good luck trying to censor the internet, ya crazy ass government.

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Re: Censorship engines & EU law - final vote Mar 26
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2019, 12:07:31 AM »
I guess one of the few upsides of this is that it gives little sites like us, who are exempt, a small advantage in that unlike on FB, twitter, etc people won't have stuff pre censored. But it could still be a pain for our YouTube usage. I wish we had space and money for running a PeerTube server, it'd make us much more self sufficient there.
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Re: Censorship engines & EU law - final vote Mar 26
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2019, 11:41:35 AM »
We could probably have space for free on the porntube.

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Re: Censorship engines & EU law - final vote Mar 26
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2019, 11:12:29 PM »
For citizens, there's now a short report on expected impacts on Exilian available in the Hidden Plaza :)
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