a little word on censorship and rights

    Outside America you don’t see any of the tumblr censorship stuff for today but think its a clever way to bring attention to it!

    Most European countries have already formed laws about digital rights and the governments relationship with ISPs and most countries have voted through really sucky laws for us the European internet user!

    The UK sneaked it through last year with lots critism. Internet users who wanted a free open internet were told to contact their local politican but most voted for it anyway! I did contact my Member of Parliament and got a rubbish letter about he was unsure on this subject and would support the goverment line on it. Very few politicians voted against it, despite a big campaign by open rights groups.

    The UK bill gives big entertainment companies some shocking ways to protect their rights and anyone can be cut off with no presumption of innocence. The “internet disconnection” parts of the bill are not good at all! They could also get files from your isp on you and block websites from access. This has not happened in the UK yet and some ISP’s say that the rights and tracking of users is impossible! However in some European countries websites started to get blocked. like Ireland tried to block thepiratebay. In April 2011 the European Court of Justice ruled that no ISP can be required to filter the Internet in Europe. However some isps and countries in Europe do block some sites. Italy still blocks thepiratebay for example :(

    If you care what websites you can access I recommend you contact your local representative if you live in America. In Europe none of the countries have passed “digital acts” which are in the best interest of the user, in many peoples opinion. If they allow censorship to be brought in, even in a “proposed” way you could potentially in future lose access to your fave sites! We are supposed to be “free” in the West! not controlled like China, North Korea, Iran :(

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