The silent rise of Germany's Green party http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2018/09/11/the-silent-rise-of-germanys-green-party/
In case you're wondering: the #EU just voted to impose filters on all the text, audio, photos, videos, etc you might post. If you think this will help photographers or other creators, you don't understand filters.
Meanwhile, the EU has voted to kill the Internet as we know it and possibly aid in creating an even bigger surveillance machine in the process.
Civil disobedience is the way forward on this one. We redouble our efforts to create decentralised alternatives and if they’re deemed illegal by this myopic legislation, so be it. Fuck ’em. We go to jail if we need to.
If you had any illusions that the battle for personhood and human rights would be easier in our age, think again.
Today, Europe Lost The Internet. Now, We Fight Back. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/today-europe-lost-internet-now-we-fight-back
We suffered a crushing setback today, but it doesn't change the mission. If this vote had gone the other way, we'd still be fighting today. And tomorrow. And the day after.
Join us in the fight to protect the free and open Internet. (6/6) https://www.eff.org
As we've seen with #NetNeutrality in the USA, the movement to protect the free and open Internet has widespread popular support and can turn into a potential third rail for politicians. (5/6) https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/technology/net-neutrality-senate.html
#Article11: Linking to the news using more than one word from the article is prohibited unless you're using a service that bought a license from the news site you want to link to. (3/6) https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/not-our-name-why-european-creators-should-oppose-eus-proposal-limit-linking-and
#Article13: the Copyright Filters. All but the smallest platforms will have to defensively adopt copyright filters that examine everything you post, and censor anything judged to be a copyright infringement. (2/6) https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/how-eus-copyright-filters-will-make-it-trivial-anyone-censor-internet
Today Members of the European Parliament adopted three terrible proposals in the new #CopyrightDirective and rejected every good one, setting the stage for mass, automated surveillance and arbitrary censorship of the Internet. (1/6) https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/today-europe-lost-internet-now-we-fight-back
Photo by Dan Kitwood.
The Human Planet: How We Created the Anthropocene https://blog.jacklenox.com/2018/09/11/the-human-planet-how-we-created-the-anthropocene/
RT @[email protected]: @[email protected] Wrong, unfortunately. Article 11 would make reproducing a snippet of a news article, such as those almost always accompanying links, require a license. The exception for "acts of hyperlinking" doesn't cover these extracts, just "plain" web addresses.