European Politicians Want To Force Regulators To Monitor Internet Video Content

from the yeah,-that'll-go-far dept

There they go again. A bunch of politicians who think they’re doing something good are working hard to basically make it impossible for the internet to be used properly. European politicians are evaluating a plan that would force regulators to monitor all broadcast-style video sent over the internet or various 3G wireless networks. This would, of course, be a huge, expensive and basically impossible undertaking. Meanwhile, it also seems to view online video only as the realm of professional broadcasters, rather than admitting that the next generation of video content is going to have a huge amateur-produced contingent — though, that won’t happen if all posted videos first need to be checked out by regulators. It’s yet another situation where people seem to assume that content online is all professionally produced.

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