the iluminati strikes back
Europe Moves To Kill The Internet
Posted by: "Paul Joseph Watson" firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:51 am (PDT)
Europe Moves To Kill The Internet
New EU rules would prevent uploading video without a license
Steve Watson / Infowars.net | October 17 2006
The latest move to kill off online freedom and the spread of
information comes in the form of proposed EU legislation that would prevent users
from uploading any form of video, whether that be a hard hitting
political documentary film or your friends goofing around with diet coke and
A proposed EU directive could extend broadcasting regulations to the
internet, hitting popular video-sharing websites such as YouTube.,
reports the London Times. This would mean that websites and mobile phone
services that feature video images would have to conform to standards laid
down in Brussels.
Personal websites would have to be licensed as a "television-like
service". Once again the reasoning behind such legislation is said to be in
order to set minimum standards on areas such as hate speech and the
protection of children.
In reality this directive would do nothing to protect children or
prevent hate speech - unless you judge protecting children to be denying
them access to anything that is not government regulated or you assume
hate speech to be the criticism of government actions and policy.
Whilst it may not seem a great loss to some people that there would be
no more home videos of "Girls snogging for fun" or "Bad Bus Driver",
under such rules it would also be illegal throughout the entirety of
Europe to upload and spread informative documentary films such as Alex
Jones' Terror Storm, important activist tools which seek to expose the
fraud behind the war on terror.
It is safe to say that without the freedom of the internet grass roots
activism could never evolve into huge ideologies such as the 9/11 truth
movement, which has exploded into one of the most powerful and
important movements of modern times thanks to the ease with which the
information can be disseminated through the web.
We have previously highlighted the trouble we have had with censorship
from Google Video who reset viewing totals for Terror Storm from
hundreds of thousands of views on several different video versions back down
to zero for each one. This seemingly stalled the viral spread of the
film for a while.
However, the proposed EU legislation dwarfs any Google censorship as it
would kill off Google Video/You Tube as a project before it had even
The latest proposed directive is another in a long line of draconian
legislative procedures that seek to totally centralize and regulate the
spread of information and ideas. Anyone in Europe can already be
arrested and possibly extradited under the European arrest warrant, which
passed into law in 2002. This supercedes national law and means that anyone
could be arrested for expressing an opinion deemed to be illegal in
another EU country.
The BBC reported that under such laws people who distribute stories
about fictional children's hero Biggles or the Old Testament could be
criminalized under the guise of anti-racism legislation.
Such laws in turn require implementation and upholding, therefore
increasing the need for broad data retention, which had previously come up
against opposition as part of anti-terror legislation, but has not faced
as much backlash under anti-racist or child protection laws.
This means surveillance on a massive and coordinated centralized scale.
The EU data retention bill, passed in February after much controversy
and with implementation tabled for late 2007, obliges telephone
operators and internet service providers to store information on who called who
and who emailed who for at least six months. Under this law,
investigators in any EU country, and most bizarrely even in the US, can access EU
citizens' data on phone calls, sms', emails and instant messaging
Such EU directives mirror US proposals for data retention, the
reasoning for which as either a standalone measure or as an amendment to a
broad telecommunications bill, is that it is designed to protect children.
This may mean that any normal website or blog would have to fall into
line with such new rules and suddenly total web regulation would become
We are being led to believe that a vast army of maniac pedophiles are
on the loose and we must do away with all forms of privacy in order to
stop them. This is akin to saying that blanket cctv prevents crime. As
if to say "if we film everyone all the time, even innocent people, then
no one will ever commit any crimes."
Increasingly we are seeing this in every aspect of our lives.
Recording, tracking and retaining our data in the name of keeping us all safe.
Everyone is now treated as guilty until proven innocent.
The attack on internet freedom is forging ahead every day. Monday saw
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff declare the internet as a
"terror training camp" that attracts Disaffected people. His solution is
"intelligence fusion centers," staffed by Homeland Security personnel
which will go into operation next year.
The US government is also funding research into social networking sites
and how to gather and store personal data published on them, according
to the New Scientist magazine.
"At the same time, US lawmakers are attempting to force the social
networking sites themselves to control the amount and kind of information
that people, particularly children, can put on the sites."
Both American and European moves mimic stories we hear every week out
of State Controlled Communist China, where the internet is strictly
regulated and virtually exists as its own entity away from the rest of the
We have also previously exposed how moves are afoot to clamp down on
internet neutrality and even to designate a new form of the internet
known as Internet 2.
This would be a faster, more streamlined elite equivalent of the
internet available to users who were willing to pay more for a much improved
service. providers may only allow streaming audio and video on your
websites if you were eligible for Internet 2.
Of course, Internet 2 would be greatly regulated and only "appropriate
content" would be accepted by an FCC or government bureau. Everything
else would be relegated to the "slow lane" internet, the junkyard as it
were. Our techie rulers are all too keen to make us believe that the
internet as we know it is "already dead".
The Internet is freedom's best friend and the bane of control freaks.
Its eradication is one of the short term goals of those that seek to
centralize power and subjugate their populations under a surveillance
panopticon prison, whether that be in Communist China, Neoconservative
America or the Neofascist EU.
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