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  • Mar 30th, 2019 @ 10:04am

    Re: Re: The EU ends The Open Internet, but for a Deeper Reason?

    “...because they’re actually lizard people that would survive a nuclear war to become the new dominat species on Earth...”

    morganwick, what type of documentaries have you been watching? Star Wars? (That’s not a documentary by the way).

    And I’m not trying to make up a conspiracy theory. I’m just stating my own personal theory using critical thinking, based off of past events and knowing that at times these events can connect in a particular way. And the image after building this giant puzzle-piece of a conundrum is more than unsettling. It’s a grim one.

    While I know I’m probably not going to be entirely correct (most likely), it is always a good idea to look at a situation from every side (because there’s not just two sides to every situation) and understand that there may be Rival Causes to this scenario.
    I also had other theories as to why this all is happening (in case my WW3 theory didn’t nail properly)
    Some of them include:
    -prevention of the illegal leaking of government documents
    -most of the money goes to online stores, which is why many physical stores are going bankrupt, so they’re maybe trying to bring physical businesses back
    -outright corruption because of their lust for power and authority
    -Preventing the discovery of secret projects and tests that the governments are performing behind our back

    Or to put it bluntly:
    -They got no common sense

    But hey, I’m always up for interpretation. Not looking for fights, but I was just providing my input.

  • Mar 30th, 2019 @ 3:46am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Pressure won’t be enough.

    Actually I’m not a Brexiter. I’m an American residing in Pennsylvania.

    But it’s not WHO these government officials are that you should be taking note. It’s about HOW these governments performed their dastardly acts that should concern you. Though they represent two different types of governments, the EU and the FCC both ignored thousands upon thousands cries in order to “close” the internet up.

    It’s almost similar, but similar enough to not be a coincidence.

  • Mar 30th, 2019 @ 3:39am

    Re: Re: The EU ends The Open Internet, but for a Deeper Reason?

    There have been articles about these despicable acts on Techdirt. I would advise looking them up. Thailand is currently attempting to make the internet worse by increasing “Cyber Security” which basically will cage the internet by destroying the freedom of data privacy. This means that the government would be allowed to search every computer without a warrant, and thus compromizes our personal data and privacy.

    Japan attempted to alter its own Copyright Laws earlier this month (which in a way reflects what Article 13 and 11 would do). However, they held off because they were concerned about free speech. But that doesn’t mean Japan’s safe from being censored by their own governments. It’s only a temporary, yet not-so-safe safe haven, for now.

    Don’t you see the crisis our world is devolving into. There is no doubt the distinct possibility that we are heading into World War III, and our governments don’t want us to know about it.

    If it hadn’t crossed your mind, then it should.

  • Mar 29th, 2019 @ 6:53am

    Re: Re: Pressure won’t be enough.

    “The difference between Ajit Pai and MEPs is that Ajit Pai is not an elected official”

    Ajit Pai was put in as Chair of the FCC by Donald Trump.
    Whatever difference you’re saying is very slim to none.

  • Mar 29th, 2019 @ 6:51am

    The EU ends The Open Internet, but for a Deeper Reason?

    It saddens me that the EU managed to pass this directive despite millions of opposition. This affects not just the EU, hut the rest of the world as well. Even in countries like the U.S.A, China, Russia, Japan, Kuwait, and especially every country in every continent. But I have a theory as to why our governments are trying to end the open internet, and it’s a very deep and tragic theory. Feel free to reply and share your thoughts. This is only a theory, but here we go:

    Back in 2017, Donald Trump placed Ajit Pai as the Chair of the FCC, and he eventually repealed Net Neutrality despite millions of opposition. Net Neutrality prevents our internet turning into a high price TV-Cable system. Trump even wanted to close the open internet, even stating this during his campaign (look it up). Ajit Pai’s determination and ignorance sparked a bad influence and presented a terrible attitude model for future governments to follow.
    Now keep in mind that at the same time we were fighting ISIS and trying to keep North Korea from nuking us.
    The European Union also added to the destruction of the internet by passing a heavily flawed directive that basically (in a nutshell) says: “If it’s content, then it’s illegal to put online”.
    Thailand has also started their spiel with making the internet worse, and Japan also attempted to do the same (though they were smart in holding it off)
    Now, there have been threats concerning the possibility that out world leaders have been secretly given the power to ban the internet (possibly even if it wasn’t a national emergency)

    With all of the attacks that have been occuring, it is possible that our governments are planning World War III behind our backs, and they want to keep us off the internet so that we don’t find out about it. They could be planning a nuclear war that threatens the existence of mankind, and it sure sounds like this is what’s going on. They want to keep us from the truth, and they’re using dirty tactics to do so. We all remember how the EU tried to rush the vote two weeks early.

    I could be entirely wrong, but it sure sounds like we’re in for a war bigger than World War II, and a decimation unlike any other. Let me know what you think. I’m open for debate.

  • Mar 24th, 2019 @ 8:54am

    Pressure won’t be enough.

    Have u seen what happened with the FCC and Net Neutrality? They repealed Net Neutrality despite millions of protests against the repeal. Ajit Pai didn’t even listen to the public and he only believed anyone who agreed with Pai’s views (thanks to the ISPs begging for more money). Now, the EU is mere moments from voting on the new Copyright Directive, and they’re probably going to pass it despite all of us telling them not too. Despite millions of pressure from around the world, the EU will more than likely pass it, even if the MEPs pledge to vote against it (which I said before they likely pledged just so that they can try to shut the people up, even with the continuous pressure).

    And if it does indeed pass, the rest of us outside the EU will be affected alongside the EU member states. USA, Brazil, Japan, China, Russia, Kuwait, Mexico, Canada, and every single country will be affected, because once it passes, the censorship spreada rapidly like a virus. It would be brought from coast to coast, from river to river, from island to island. And it’s all because the big media companies want even more money.

    And this week will be the deciding week. And it seems as though it will pass. I don’t want it to pass at all, but clearly the governments all over the world don’t care. Thailand is also trying to do a similar task in their country, and Japan also had an idea as well.

    It’s all luck based, and the odds are not in our favor. We better step up our game if we want the EU to reject Article 13 and the entire Copyright Directive.

  • Mar 24th, 2019 @ 8:35am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    DiJohn’s sounds like a toilet company.

  • Mar 22nd, 2019 @ 12:35pm

    Re: Re: Oh the Corruption That The EU Is.

    Actually, A.C., I was referencing the song “Old McDonald Had a Farm”.

    The pigs refer to the corrupt bastards that are the European Union members and the greedy companies that are trying to screw millions of people from the around the world (not just within Europe)

  • Mar 22nd, 2019 @ 12:31pm

    They Only “Say” They’re Backing Out

    It seems to me that they only are saying they’ll back out just to get its people off their backs, and then they’d secretly vote for the Directive. Same with many other MEPs. When they pledged to vote against the Directive, they probably only pledged it just to get their people to shut up, and then they turn around and vote for the Directive.

    (Note: these aren’t based off of facts. This comment is only based on a rough prediction based on past corruption within the EU)

  • Mar 22nd, 2019 @ 7:32am

    Re: Pathetic whining and Russian sponsored imaginary grievances

    Clearly you’re the one who Smash Mouth mentioned as the one with “her finger and her thumb in the shape of an L on her forehead”
    How bout I stick your fingers up your crack and make you eat your words.

  • Mar 21st, 2019 @ 4:10pm

    Re: Re: Oh the Corruption That The EU Is.

    Because then the big media companies won’t be able to put their content on the web because of the huge amount of filters.

  • Mar 21st, 2019 @ 10:16am

    Oh the Corruption That The EU Is.

    Oh the corruption the EU is. They never listen to us even when we speak the truth. This whole lobbying will backfire on them, and they don’t want to stop it because they’re greedy pigs! If Old McDonald had these pigs on HIS farm, we’re having rosted ham tonight!

  • Mar 17th, 2019 @ 9:08am

    The “Axel” Is Coming Loose

    With all of this lobbying despite millions of opposition, the “Axel” on the Common Sense wagon is coming loose. Perhaps we need to get a better car than this, this... whatever the heck our wagon turnes into.

  • Mar 16th, 2019 @ 6:47pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Smoking ruins? Probably more like a flat land with no trace of the market itself

  • Mar 15th, 2019 @ 5:35am

    Smarter than the EU?...Apparently?

    It seems the Japanese Government has more common sense than the European Union, which has none. Don’t let new Copyright laws threaten your freedom of self expression or freedom of speech.

  • Mar 15th, 2019 @ 5:30am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Every online forum, from Usenet to Techdirt, to

    I ain’t a fool. I know it will be used as a precedent to shut it down everywhere else.

  • Mar 14th, 2019 @ 12:04pm

    Re: Re: Re: Every online forum, from Usenet to Techdirt, to Redd

    “European law doesn’t force anyone outside of European jurisdiction to do anything”

    except it does.

    It would set a bad precedent and cause other countries to do the same thing (screwing millions of people over just because a bunch of big media companies are big cry babies because they want to be greedy) and thus we end up in a bad time.

  • Mar 13th, 2019 @ 3:49am


    “Plenty of those companies have changed their minds now that they realized the negative effects”

    Clearly not enough companies.

    https://torrentfreak.com/100s-of-rightsholder-groups-urge-eu-parliament-to-adopt-the-copy right-directive-190312/

  • Mar 13th, 2019 @ 3:25am

    And Yet Here We Are

    It amazes me how the big media companies are still lobbying for this new directive, and yet they don’t understand that it will backfire on them.
    They won’t be able to upload their content online because of the filters that they wanted to be put into place, even if they own the content. Warner Bros won’t be able to share its movie trailers online, and the music industry won’t be able to release their music on the internet.
    Then, because of this, they lose lots of money because a beneficial way to connect with viewers was ultimately shut down.
    In a way, all of this lobbying for the directive will come back to haunt them.

  • Mar 12th, 2019 @ 10:23am

    Re: Re: If the EU was a janitor, they’re Doing a crappy job!

    Well don’t forget that this won’t just affect the EU. It will also affect the world’s internet. Even people like me who live in the United States of America won’t be safe from the censorship and the filters. It’s like a catastrophic forest fire. One small match can cause a deadly chain reaction.

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