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WinMx World News / Protests Ramped Up To Oppose EU Net Spying Plan
« Last post by GhostShip on June 17, 2018, 08:04:44 am »
A small update on the situation.
Opponents of proposed European copyright reforms are stepping up efforts to convince politicians to vote against the measures.
The vote on the Copyright Directive comes before the European Parliament on 20 June, It aims to rebalance copyright controls for the net age but critics say it will stifle freedom of expression.
Net veterans have signed an open letter against the directive and others have made tools to aid lobbying efforts.

Article 13 of the Copyright Directive has given rise to the most protests. Critics say this requires web services to filter everything people put online to ensure what they post does not impinge on any copyrighted material.
Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee, net pioneer Vint Cerf, Jimmy Wales from Wikipedia, and many others sent an open letter to the European Union this week urging it to scrap the article.

In the letter they warned that if Article 13 were to be passed as it is now drafted, it could restrict online life.

Why should "copyright" laws dictate the future direction of humanity and its free expression ? It seems a radical shift of normality to even consider equating such a basic value, the only suggested reason for a sudden love of copyright expansion is obviously a fresh appraisal of how much money the copyright maximalists have placed on the table, they are after all no different to a mafia, if you dont agree with them they target you and they have a history of delivering a diverse portfolio of rewards to politicians whom "see things the right way", this is all in the public domain just for the googling, are we happy to sit back and allow these types of commercial pond life the final say over what we can do on this great internet ?

Visit the link below to take action if you value your freedom to utilise the greatest tool man has ever built for human to human communication, all races, all strata's of society and all levels of creativity are under threat as well as your continued ability to have a say when you feel something is wrong, with poor legislation these freedoms can no longer be guaranteed.
Games / Re: Fishing Originally By Titey
« Last post by molson666 on June 15, 2018, 08:16:36 am »
ty for sharing
Since the GDPR came in a lot of American sites are blocking EU visitors. I can't view a lot of news sites like the anymore. I do use a VPN so I could get around it if I wanted but I'm just talking to Stripes point about businesses blocking EU access etc
WinMx World News / Soulseeks Problems With Paypal
« Last post by GhostShip on June 12, 2018, 05:44:47 am »
Yet another blind attack on P2p based on little more than Paypal wanting to avoid bad publicity.

The Arbels run an online community called Soulseek. Originally intended to be a dating service, Soulseek today consists of various chat rooms that also allow users to share files. It’s a place where community and relationships have flourished. The site is particularly popular with underground musicians, their fans, and other creative types, who can easily chat with each other and share their work online.

Soulseek isn’t focused on profit, but the Arbels do take donations to offset their expenses from running the site. Those donations were processed by PayPal until the payment service abruptly terminated Soulseek’s service in February—with virtually no explanation and no coherent appeal process.

What the Arbels are experiencing is a form of financial censorship that has, unfortunately, become increasingly widespread. Following the law isn’t enough—PayPal apparently expects a small message board service with a file-sharing function to do far more than the law requires.

PayPal explained to us that they will cut off sites that “allow for the transfer or download of copyrighted material.”

If Paypal where more open with their anti-P2P policy folks could have the choice to avoid using their services, vote with your feet folks and if possible choose a payment processor who remembers whos money its handling.
WinMx World News / US Consumer Loses Net Neutrality Battle
« Last post by GhostShip on June 12, 2018, 05:34:06 am »
Not a good day it seems ...

The US has officially repealed rules that governed the way net providers treated the data that travelled across their networks. The net neutrality rules said companies had to treat all data equally.

Enacted in 2015, the rules sought to stop providers giving preferential treatment to sites and services that paid them to accelerate their data, critics fear repealing them may see consumers charged extra for anything more than the most basic service.

Public protests greeted the Federal Communications Commission's plan to end use of the rules, with many saying it could have an impact on free speech, but, in December, the FCC voted to repeal the rules. And the regulations expired on Monday.

We need only sit back now and watch the consumer level web access suffer as companies fall over themselves to promote their own vested self interest .
If they take aim at anything WPN related then they can expect some positive movement to thwart their plans, I wont be sitting idle thats for sure  :evil:
i could see this both causing sites to quit doing business with the EU, and its citizens to massively increase VPN usage....
...add to that the UK 'porn pass' law and .. well.. VPNs might become the only way to surf in europe...

Jim Killock, executive director of the UK's Open Rights Group, told the BBC: "Article 13 will create a 'Robo-copyright' regime, where machines zap anything they identify as breaking copyright rules,

i take this to mean they are filtering at the ISP level??? WPN file transfers are not encrypted... so this begs the question... will the WPN and others like it even survive this? how deep are they going to monitor traffic? they dont mention p2p services but it seems a logical next target....???
Another year another set of bribes paid  ?  :suspious:

Memes, remixes and other user-generated content could disappear online if the EU's proposed rules on copyright become law warn experts. Digital rights groups are campaigning against the Copyright Directive, which the European Parliament will vote on later this month.

Article 13 states that platform providers should "take measures to ensure the functioning of agreements concluded with rights-holders for the use of their works".
Critics say this will, in effect, require all internet platforms to filter all content put online by users, which many believe would be an excessive restriction on free speech.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and 56 other rights organisations sent an open letter to European lawmakers in October outlining their concerns about Article 13.
"Article 13 appears to provoke such legal uncertainty that online services will have no other option than to monitor, filter and block EU citizens' communications if they are to have any chance of staying in business," it read.

Once again the selfish media monopolists whom exploit both creator and consumer are at work here to try to set the rules of the game in  favour of the "Palm Greaser" (aka Rights Holder) and to win we the various groups of citizens merely have to sit silently whilst highly paid corporate lobbyists pay for "trips & holidays" and offer other incentives for EU law makers to see things their way, they rely on your ignorance of these activities folks so get complaining now while you can.

I hope this demonstrates once and for all why a decentralised platform such as the WPN is a something to be guarded and maintained, if we cannot communicate openly with our fellow human beings due to censorship the world becomes a place of fear and mistrust, some govts might wish to see that sort of environment grow to exert further controls over their populace but we all know the way to smash such artificial barriers is to communicate amongst ourselves as human beings and share our viewpoints, while the EU routinely proposes such scary regulations and most are discarded for being flawed we are all safe but we must never allow ourselves to get lazy or complacent  :no:
WinMx World News / Re: Github Falls Into MicroSofts Clutches
« Last post by White Stripes on June 07, 2018, 08:07:08 am »
. Good news is we still have GitLab and BitBucket.

give it time, those too will be assimilated... resistance is futile....
WinMx World News / Re: Github Falls Into MicroSofts Clutches
« Last post by Pri on June 06, 2018, 02:47:16 am »
Introducing GitHub Home, GitHub Home Premium, GitHub Professional, GitHub Ultimate and GitHub Enterprise! :D
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