France Goes Ahead to Filtering the InternetAdded: Monday, February 22nd, 2010
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A couple days ago the National Assembly (lower house of the French Parliament) approved the law that forces Internet Service Providers to block access to some banned web sites in order to fight the child pornography. However, critics remind that spreaders of that indecent material turned to peer-to-peer methods of delivering content long ago, thus making such efforts purposeless and endangering the free speech.
French National Assembly passed the initial draft of Loppsi 2 bill on a vote, which would force Internet Service Providers to block access to any necessary site for preventing criminal activity, particularly child pornography. Moreover, the law will as well allow police to install Trojans on computers of suspects (under a supervision of judge) to monitor for illicit activity remotely.
It is pointed out that once the government establishes a precedent by blocking one sort of illegal or objectionable site it will become easy to start penetrating into other areas, such as peer-to-peer or gambling. There has already been alike case in Australia when its plans to filter the Internet turned out to work slowly its way through the government there.
In other words, nothing is able to prevent over-blocking and the proposals for filtering may start on child porn but further lap over every imaginable topic.
The main part of this problem is that the initial targets of all this – distributors and consumers of child pornography – don’t want to be caught by the authorities and usually try to overrun any methods they could be detected by.
Now most of the suspects use encrypted peer-to-peer networks for distributing content. Actually, since 2008 pedophiles haven’t been transferring any files from server to clients thanks to having access to any virtual workstation which contains child pornography and therefore acting outside the law enforcement’s prying eyes.
We can see in this decision a lot of rights limitations and lapses. The blocking or filtering the Web is now a standard habit of the government being unscrupulous in its appealing the personal freedoms. Such a bill as Loppsi will bring us to a new level of that.
The similar case happened in Germany, where government has successfully pursued their efforts, but then realized that it is not necessary and is now trying to revise the law to allow it only resume the offensive content.
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Monday, February 22nd, 2010
|posted by (2010-02-22 14:52:07)|
|WOW.. These government officials will stop at nothing to take away all our rights until we are left with nothing...|
|Why can't they come up with a way to kill that type of pornography and not open potential flood gates. Governments do this all the time its the easy way to pass laws and who likes going around there elbow to get to there ass. Make a bill that helps the US fight terrorism but now you have to buy that hack mod for your game system from Canada or the one that will help stop the slaughter of whales in japan but also the sharing of misc. files in the end. I hate how the few write the rules for the many. Leave it to the French to try to close a window but open a door. They should have learned from Germany's atemp.|
|Wow, I understand going after the PERVERTS but filtering the net is kinda a step slope to treverse upon. Thanks for the article.|
|posted by (2010-02-22 21:46:01)|
Think of the children oh why wonâ€™t somebody please think of the children â€œHelen Lovejoyâ€ Simpsons quote.
Another scare tactic to pass laws without opposition and the Sheeple allow it to happen
Most of humanity is in an absolute hypnotic trance that they're put in from cradle to grave by constant repetition of a fake reality and when we wake up from this then we will not be subservient.
|posted by (2010-02-24 19:28:04)|
|Typical France, useless laws for every little s..t thing, but creating jobs or learning from other countries isn't possible. They are already 10 years behind other Eu coutries, I wonder if their politics will ever wake up.|
"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."
|hmm... France is REALLY showing there Colors, Greed burns flags red...|
If there not careful they may cause a Civil war in there country.
Honestly, who gives them the RIGHT to decide whats best on a Virtual information network. Next they will be sending representatives to every family's home in there country to DICTATE what can be discussed...
because Essentially FILTERING, is LIMITING, and limiting is Controling... to control is to Dictate...
Thus... FRANCE = Dictatorship!
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