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Maybe now the UN will be less useless.
On Feb. 27, a diplomatic process will begin in Geneva that could result in a new treaty giving the United Nations unprecedented powers over the Internet. Dozens of countries, including Russia and China, are pushing hard to reach this goal by year's end. As Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said last June, his goal and that of his allies is to establish "international control over the Internet" through the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a treaty-based organization under U.N. auspices.

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Here's a few examples of what they want to do:
• Subject cyber security and data privacy to international control;
• Allow foreign phone companies to charge fees for "international" Internet traffic, perhaps even on a "per-click" basis for certain Web destinations, with the goal of generating revenue for state-owned phone companies and government treasuries;
• Impose unprecedented economic regulations such as mandates for rates, terms and conditions for currently unregulated traffic-swapping agreements known as "peering."
• Establish for the first time ITU dominion over important functions of multi- stakeholder Internet governance entities such as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the nonprofit entity that coordinates the .com and .org Web addresses of the world;
• Subsume under intergovernmental control many functions of the Internet Engineering Task Force, the Internet Society and other multi-stakeholder groups that establish the engineering and technical standards that allow the Internet to work;
• Regulate international mobile roaming rates and practices.

Wat do, pit?
#4
I hope people raise a shit-storm and start rioting over this stuff.

It really does feel like '1984' is going to become a reality.
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#5
I don't know, maybe voice our unhappiness about this at a grand level in the hopes of swaying their opinions?

Nah, that's too logical.
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#6
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I don't know, maybe voice our unhappiness about this at a grand level in the hopes of swaying their opinions?

Nah, that's too logical.

He's right, BURN THEIR HOUSES! BURN THEM!
#7
Quote by zgr0826
I don't know, maybe voice our unhappiness about this at a grand level in the hopes of swaying their opinions?

Nah, that's too logical.

We have to kill the Batman President.

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#8
• Allow foreign phone companies to charge fees for "international" Internet traffic, perhaps even on a "per-click" basis for certain Web destinations, with the goal of generating revenue for state-owned phone companies and government treasuries;

So if I in the UK want to access any website that is outside the UK I may potentially be charged to do so if the hosting phone company that server is located on wants to charge me?

**** that.


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#10
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That's been proven to do jackshit.

It worked for SOPA/PIPA, shitbag.



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I hope people raise a shit-storm and start rioting over this stuff.

It really does feel like '1984' is going to become a reality.


Why do you hope other people do it? Why don't you take action yourself?

Go outside and throw a garbage can; that'll get your Internet back.
#13
I think these Governmental gentlemen don't understand the technological difficulties inherent in policing and enforcing these policies.

I've yet to see an internet 'rule' that wasn't circumvented in 24 hours or less.

Bring this nonsense on, the geeks of the world will make it useless and make the politicians look like idiots (redundant I know, but still) in short order...
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It worked for SOPA/PIPA, shitbag.


I think it was more the fact that the PRESIDENT vetoed the bill.
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I think it was more the fact that the PRESIDENT vetoed the bill.




It didn't even get past congress.

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He's right, BURN THEIR HOUSES! BURN THEM!

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These guys get it.

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That's been proven to do jackshit.


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I think these Governmental gentlemen don't understand the technological difficulties inherent in policing and enforcing these policies.

I've yet to see an internet 'rule' that wasn't circumvented in 24 hours or less.

Bring this nonsense on, the geeks of the world will make it useless and make the politicians look like idiots (redundant I know, but still) in short order...

They never learn. One does not simply "control" the internet.
#21
Get a paid VPN and TOR and you'll bypass all 'dis bullshit.

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What the fudge?

I gotta admit, as much as I hate the idea of this kind of thing coming to pass, I doubt it will be easy to enforce.
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#23
There seems to be nothing we CAN actually do...
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#24
So numbers with far too many zeros of tax payer's money will be put towards fighting this only for the hacking community to find and release a back-door in the system in, likely, less than a week.
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#25
its the end of the internet i was knew it .

Torrent sites are going down one aftrer another . pirate bay and isohunt are still open , but with the shutdown of BTjunkie , im sure the other ones are coming down soon .

the end of free music , videos , free peer to peer and free kiddy porn (joking of course , its probably the only good thing that will come out of it ) . Limewire , winmx , the whole gnutella is hardly alive . Mirc trying to survive .

its 1984 .

one thjing for sure , internet company will loose a lot of money if we end up not being able to download anything anymore .

im paying an extra 10 $ for additional 80 gig on my monthly bills so i can download more . without fre emovies , torrent , music etc..

many will drop their connection to the basic package .

n-e way will see , but i miss btjunkie already
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its the end of the internet i was knew it .

Torrent sites are going down one aftrer another . pirate bay and isohunt are still open , but with the shutdown of BTjunkie , im sure the other ones are coming down soon .

the end of free music , videos , free peer to peer and free kiddy porn (joking of course , its probably the only good thing that will come out of it ) . Limewire , winmx , the whole gnutella is hardly alive . Mirc trying to survive .

its 1984 .

one thjing for sure , internet company will loose a lot of money if we end up not being able to download anything anymore .

im paying an extra 10 $ for additional 80 gig on my monthly bills so i can download more . without fre emovies , torrent , music etc..

many will drop their connection to the basic package .

n-e way will see , but i miss btjunkie already


I think you're missing the point. Piracy is not the issue here. This is more about freedom. Here the UN will say what's okay and what isn't okay to talk about online as much as they say what's okay to host online. This is freedom, not some pansy ass piracy debate.
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#27
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many will drop their connection to the basic package .


Ha. **** that. take my internets, I'm the hell out of here.

You, good sir, have not gone over to your friends house after a hard night of drinking to find 2 dudes passed out in the same room both holding their own flaccid cocks in hand, passed out, with porn on the tv.
#29
Anybody who supports this can move to China and worship the CCP.

That crazy Ron Paul not liking the authority that the UN has over the laws of countries and wanting out..
#30
The fact that China and Russia are the ones pushing this should surely raise alarm bells with the rest of the UN? Especially with China's well known reprehensible internet censorship.
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#32
Well the good thing about technology and the internet is that the people who make these laws understand next to nothing about them, so their attempts to enforce them will always be worked around, somehow.
#33
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The last time I made that comparison I got a bunch of replies about how 1984 didn't really have a focus on complete censorship of some topics and concepts, all I gotta say to that is lolwat.

Our Brave New World like society will easily let itself turn into a 1984 like one.
#35
Quote by moscaespañol
It worked for SOPA/PIPA, shitbag.





I lold.

But really most people don't even go as far to voice themselves. We live in an incredibly lazy and uneducated society now. So most people sit back and do jack S*@#*! So nothing gets done. Or right for that matter. But I think the mass attention to SOPA and PIPA really helped in shedding some of that.
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Well the good thing about technology and the internet is that the people who make these laws understand next to nothing about them, so their attempts to enforce them will always be worked around, somehow.



Sure, but the average joe user may not be able to use those workarounds. And the internet works because its easy to use.

Plus the internet isn't as "distributed" as we think. Regulate google and other major search engines and there you go.....no workaround for that.....I hope I'm wrong though....
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#38
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I lold.

But really most people don't even go as far to voice themselves. We live in an incredibly lazy and uneducated society now. So most people sit back and do jack S*@#*! So nothing gets done. Or right for that matter. But I think the mass attention to SOPA and PIPA really helped in shedding some of that.


Maybe because people are living in the illusion that since it's a democracy, they don't need to and the elected representatives are....you know....representing them properly.

Not a good attitude but it is something I observed in many people......
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I hope people raise a shit-storm and start rioting over this stuff.

It really does feel like '1984' is going to become a reality.
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