Tuesday, October 6, 2015

BGIF (good bye internet freedom)

The internet is already seizing up quite a bit--slower, filters on un-PC searches, comments being disabled on news sights, etc.  Net neutrality was just the primer to get things, mechanisms in place.  TPP (the Trans Pacific Partnership) will put the nail in it.  Have no doubt, we are losing free speech along with the right to defend and sooner rather than later.  As I've mentioned before, and mostly why I have a po Box to reach me on the sidebar . . . is for when the internet is crashed or the free flow of truthful ideas and information is so hampered that none will bother trying to find it even if they could.... God willin' and the creek don't rise, I plan to continue writing, analyzing, sharing Gospel-related thoughts.  For one thing, long before the internet I pretty much had the whole NWO scam figured out, without having instant access to thousands of sites and commentary.  I expect I will continue to be on the cutting edge of trends and developments, warnings and suggestions . . . as I always have been regardless.  Intuition with research, observation, experience and Spirit . . . will carry on internet or not. . . . So, if you haven't yet, and care to, take note of my po box fwiw.....I will probably continue with some type of newsletter . . . until they ban that as well. . . . .bro t

 "While proponents of the TPP say the deal is ‘good’ because it reportedly will phase-out some 18,000 trade tariffs–skeptics like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I/VT) say the deal is outright “disastrous” and for good reason.
But even more important to point out is a hidden clause, buried deep inside the deal [TPP], which may effectively restrict aspects of the Internet in the near future. That’s right, after more than 5 years of strategic, intense, negotiations Trade Ministers from 12 Pacific Rim Nations, including the U.S., just concluded the first major hurdle of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a move that may soon effectively change, limit, our use of the Internet as we know it. And believe it they know what they are up to. Although the plan still has to pass through a multitude of Congressional hoops per se–the Obama Administration still sees that the goal is within reach and will likely press hard in coming months to push it through.....
One particularly controversial part of the provisions make it a crime to reveal corporate wrongdoing “through a computer system”. Experts have pointed out that the wording is very vague, and could lead to whistleblowers being penalized for sharing important information, and lead to journalists stopping reporting on them.
Others require that online content providers — such as YouTube and Facebook — must take down content if they receive just one complaint, as they are in the US. That will be harmful for startups looking to build such businesses since they’ll be required to have the resources to respond to every complaint, experts have pointed out."
“The TPP is likely to export some of the worst features of U.S. copyright law to Pacific Rim countries: a broad ban on breaking digital locks on devices and creative works (even for legal purposes), a minimum copyright term of the lifetime of the creator plus seventy years (the current international norm is the lifetime plus fifty years), privatization of enforcement for copyright infringement, ruinous statutory damages with no proof of actual harm, and government seizures of computers and equipment involved in alleged infringement,” wrote Katitza Rodriguez and Maira Sutton.
The changes could also lead to huge new rules about surveillance.
“Under this TPP proposal, Internet Service Providers could be required to "police" user activity (i.e. police YOU), take down internet content, and cut people off from internet access for common user-generated content,” write Expose The TPP, a campaign group opposing the agreement."


Lee in TN said...

Bro T,
Yep - The TPP's coming Internet censorship...if Congress authorizes.
The agreement by 12 Pacific Rim nations, including the United States, to enact the still-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is fraught with dangers for the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment on freedoms of the press and speech. The pact agreed upon by the 12 nations in Atlanta reportedly contains provisions that could be used by governments, parastatal corporations, and multinational corporations to initiate an international version of what is known in the United States as "SLAPP suits."
SLAPP suits are brought by corporations seeking costly punitive damages against public advocacy groups, bloggers, websites, and individual journalists for exposing wrongdoing by, among others, corporate polluters, manufacturers of unsafe items, the genetically-modified food industry, and even governments. Critics of the TPP argue that because the agreement is a huge giveaway to corporations at the expense of the general public, freedom of expression and speech on the Internet will suffer.
There is also the clear danger that the entertainment industry and their intellectual property lawyers will try to use the TPP to enact the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which did not pass Congress when it was first introduced in 2012. SOPA would have restricted file sharing; fair use of photographs, film clips, and written text; and put into place other draconian copyright protection measures that would have restricted freedom of speech on the Internet and could have even led to the U.S. government's blocking of certain websites. - WMR

ROGER said...

Thanks Bro. T.

I have been watching some videos online in regards to the TPP. The copyright issue is going to be a big one. The copyright thingy is a bill attached with the TPP. What it means is that it would even be a crime (fine & jail time) to make a home CD for one's personal use with a stereo system. (I know someone whom went through the legal system years ago in regards to file-sharing on LimeLight, and her lawyer said that there's no way to fight it and just paid the legal bill.) So, what's going to happen with all of those YouTube music videos too? At the very least, accounts will get deleted. And, or, the lawyers are going to make a lot of money by stealing everyone's financial assets in this manner. Then there's the copyright issue of using pictures in videos. This has always been considered a free-for-use domain. I believe that eventually the copyright nazi will go through every nook and cranny possible to find any and all offenders of their draconian copyright law. Yep. THEY are going to destroy everyone that they can. This is all so very sad........

Peace and many blessings,

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