Over 100 Have Signed the Declaration of Internet Freedom

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memadmax

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Even if they were to somehow clampdown on the internet, a new one would take its place in some form or another, with more technology built in to discourage clamping. An example would be something like 100% anonymous networking.
And alot of people would do it just for the sake of the challenge, this is not limited to "pirates"... These anti-freedom bills would be taking on the entire world...
 

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It needs to be made a constitutional amendment. With the wording added of, "No exceptions are to be made to limit these freedoms whatsoever. No matter what the premise of safety or security may be. The penalty for any government member whom takes part in enacting a law found later to be unconstitutional based on this amendment is to receive lifetime imprisonment."
 

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[citation][nom]velocityg4[/nom]It needs to be made a constitutional amendment. With the wording added of, "No exceptions are to be made to limit these freedoms whatsoever. No matter what the premise of safety or security may be. The penalty for any government member whom takes part in enacting a law found later to be unconstitutional based on this amendment is to receive lifetime imprisonment."[/citation]Making it an amendment would help it in America, but no where else.
 

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Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREE PORN

Special thanks to William Wallace

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[citation][nom]memadmax[/nom]Even if they were to somehow clampdown on the internet, a new one would take its place in some form or another, with more technology built in to discourage clamping. An example would be something like 100% anonymous networking.And alot of people would do it just for the sake of the challenge, this is not limited to "pirates"... These anti-freedom bills would be taking on the entire world...[/citation]
This is dumb. Simply put, the internet is a great source of information and commerce exactly because you CAN know who you are talking to and dealing with. Without the ability to know who people/companies are, or what their history is then the whole system would turn into something as useful as Linux. Powerful, interesting, but avoided by the masses because of fragmentation and a lack of support.
I am all for freedom (like the freedom to ask that BestofmediaUSA fire Barry from IT Pro), but at the same time, the internet has consequences. If you rip someone off, or purposefully mislead someone, or make a profit off of media that you do not own the rights to, then you deserve some amount of punishment. And the world would be a better place if countries had the jurisdiction to prosecute spammers and spammers in other countries.
We do not need something that tells people what they can do. We need something that all governments can agree to which gives them wider jurisdiction but with clear and tighter limitations. It is like the US constitution... It does not say what the Government can do, or what the people can do, it merely limits what government can do to people, and gives people a course of action in the event that their rights are violated (or at least it use to). The minute you say that someone has a specific right then they find a way to abuse it, and the minute you give a ruling body an active responsibility then they find a way to leverage it against the people they are suppose to serve. Keep it small, keep it simple, and keep those few things well enforced, and allow for a wide margin of leeway for the people while keeping the child porn makers and other such scum in prison.
 

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Ooh....100 companies/individuals...a proverbial drop in the bucket of the world's population...

Nothing to see here folks.
 

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[citation][nom]raringcoder[/nom]Making it an amendment would help it in America, but no where else.[/citation]

many countries coppy the us, so it would help many places.
 

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an amendment say like the 2nd?

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

yeah, that would stop politicians in their tracks, They have never tried to "infringe" on the 2nd right.................right

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Expression: Don't censor the Internet.

Allowing child pornography, snuff films, and other sick stuff that I can't imagine? I'd prefer not. Censor it, but maybe only things that are felonies.

Access: Promote universal access to fast and affordable networks.

Good luck. No profit in that, so who will do it? That'll require legal regulation by each nation - serve all if you want a license to serve any.

Openness: Keep the Internet an open network where everyone is free to connect, communicate, write, read, watch, speak, listen, learn, create and innovate.

Sort of like my objection to the first point. Allow people to plan to rob banks, blow up public buildings, kidnap small children.... Again, I wouldn't want the responsibility for drawing the line.

Innovation: Protect the freedom to innovate and create without permission. Don’t block new technologies, and don’t punish innovators for their users' actions.

Privacy: Protect privacy and defend everyone’s ability to control how their data and devices are used.

"Let’s discuss these principles -- agree or disagree with them, debate them, translate them, make them your own and broaden the discussion with your community -- as only the Internet can make possible," the group adds. "Join us in keeping the Internet free and open."

These are lovely ideas, all, but the sad fact (or at least I think it's a fact) is that many freedoms require a little circumscription to protect the freedoms and safety of other people. And I'm certainly not smart enough to craft rules to protect the innocent and allow everything else.
 

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[citation][nom]Marthisdil[/nom]Ooh....100 companies/individuals...a proverbial drop in the bucket of the world's population...Nothing to see here folks.[/citation]
Everything starts with 1.
 
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Putting 100 companies/individuals in the title seems like sarcastic humor. Its kind of like Wikipedia saying, "Over $10 donated to Wikipedia Worldwide!"

Instead, just say: "Join the Declaration of Internet Freedom" instead.
 
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