1) It is illegal to NOT link to our sites and every article. For every non-published link you will be fined $150,000. 2) Links MUST include snippets. 3) Tax MUST be paid on those snippets each and every time those snippets show up in search results whether or not the user clicks on them or even sees the page that the link would be on.
There you go. Shuts down all linking services.
As there would be NO more search engines, users would have to type URLs directly. And since mis-typing a URL is considered a felony breach of the CFAA, we can put all those pesky internet users into our lovely for-profit prison system.
The remaining Luddites will watch only the approved 3 channels of news and entertainment, only read news from approved media sources, purchase the new records that are released every week, and go to the movies on Saturday Night.
All better now - back to the "good old days" of a century ago...
We the voters need much earlier primaries with a "none of the above" on the ballot - which must force the party to go and get a new slate of candidates - but we'd have to pass a law making it illegal to change your name to "none of the above".
As all we get now is "choose the least offensive from the following list" we really have damn little choice.
And this election is shaping up to be a barrel scraper...
Scenario #1: I have crapcast cable, connected to a dedicated computer (their set-top box), which connects to an HDMI monitor to show selected entertainment which is streamed to their dedicated computer over that cable. This is considered good and legal.
Scenario #2 I have crapcast cable, connected to my computer, which connects to an HDMI monitor to show entertainment which is streamed to my PC over that cable via a 3rd party service. This is considered bad and illegal.
Seems to me that I am still paying for a digital cable to deliver digital packets of information which I have paid to receive.
I hope they truly push "We aim to inspire individuals to make a personal commitment to the future of the UK creative industries and to the creation of music, film, games and other entertainment, which they love so much.”.
The result will not be what they expect; but it will work incredibly well. All these folks will be inspired to go out and do it ON THEIR OWN WITHOUT THE MIDDLEMEN.
Passing or not passing a bill has no relevance on the agencies version of "reality".
The agencies have already demonstrated that whatever law is written can be "interpreted" to mean what ever they want it to mean, and therefore let them do whatever it is they want to do.
A targeted law just means having to use the "not under this program" excuse.
They are going to monitor everything on everyone all the time. Let's check on where they are now:
Cell Location? Check. Who you call and who calls you? Check. Auto Location? - ALPRs everywhere. Check Friends? - facebook et. al. scraped and analyzed? Check email? all intercepted, stored, key-word analyzed. Check. Packages? Intercepted and "modified". Check Software Security? Weakened at the very source. Check. Software Vulnerability? #1 purchaser of day 0 exploits. Check. Where you work? IRS knows, they all know. Check How much you make? IRS knows, they all know. Check Whether or not you are a "valued citizen" ? (i.e. contribute the right amounts to the right candidates) Check.
One more law to work around? Check.
Time for us to secure everything we have and do. VPNs for all - free SSL certs are coming - use 'em. Phone encryption - get it.
They are forcing us to lock down and make them "go dark".
We have 2 million in profit to spend... we can either upgrade and expand our service offerings to our customers and get more customers and grow our business.... or we can just pay 1 million to a few politicians to tell everyone how wonderful we are and give ourselves bonuses with the other million.
There is nothing that says anyone must use a search engine. The underlying code for searching has been available for many many years - all the way back to SWISH and SWISH-E. Anyone can run their own web indexing engine, given a big enough drive farm to store the index. And with the price of drives these days, or using mega amounts of cloud storage (pun intended) - this becomes possible.
They will eventually have to make it illegal to search. And illegal to use the internet.
And the Phoenix of WWIV will rise from the ashes of the internet. Then what will they do? Outlaw modems?