When the Euroweenies attack

posted at 7:41 am on October 18, 2006 by Bryan

EU targets video bloggers
Britain resists
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Great Vent. Nobody should have freedom of speech on a leash here. On a similar subject: Save the Internet. I haven’t done much research into their cause, but they’re gunning for Ted “Porky” Stevens, so they can’t be all that bad. We have to keep our series of tubes free and clear of European interference.

Savage on October 18, 2006 at 7:49 AM

I would just like to say that “Ask a Ninja” is pretty much amazing.

tiekitwist on October 18, 2006 at 8:26 AM

There is no such thing as “free speech” in Europe. That is the reason the ‘jr jihadis” in Paris are euphemistically called “youths”.
It isnt surprising that Slovakia would stand with the UK. The peoples most affected by Communism KNOW what a slippery slope “regulating” speech is and how it can easily be used against them.
Good luck, I am contacting them today!

labwrs on October 18, 2006 at 8:50 AM

I have a bad feeling about this. We need to help the European video bloggers NOW before EU really takes that thing off the ground.

:shudder:

itzWicks on October 18, 2006 at 9:06 AM

Michelle,

I found one of your very last statements of very important note here. You Tube will be “exempted”. Let me get this straight if they succeed in “protecting” all of the EU with this “law?” They will exempt the LARGEST offender?

This makes me sick to my stomach.

My Ideas on this evoked some strong opinions by others. Maybe it is time we protected ourselves and let others get massacared so they can finally understand what is at stake here. I do not now what other options there are other than repeating ourselves over and over again to weanies that are running around with their fingers in their ears going “la la la I can’t hear you.”

Priest on October 18, 2006 at 9:35 AM

It’s LIBERALISM at its best!!!

Better get used to it, it’s coming to America, soon.

NRA4Freedom on October 18, 2006 at 9:38 AM

Face it, liberals want to take your guns(they already have in most of Europe already), they want to take away your free speech so you don’t offend them and their special interests(which as we see they are hard at work on right now over there), and they want to take your money so they can give it to terrorists as appeasement or to buy votes with to keep themselves in power(which they just might accomplish here in a few weeks). While claiming to be the workers of freedom for all, they are actually all just the next Hitler in disguise, little dictators unto themseleves. The only thing that they truly offer “freedom” for is freedom from the God of the Bible and any sort of morality anyone might get from reading and/or practicing His word.

They are Godless human debris, dressed up in pretty clothes wagging their deceitful tongues to anyone that they can deceive. God speaks of them in the Bible, but no one reads it anymore, so I guess they go unrecognized by most people now a days. That’s why they so badly wanted God out of the public schools, so they can slither by unrecognized, filling innocent minds full of their (im)moral relativism instead.

NRA4Freedom on October 18, 2006 at 9:58 AM

America will be different from Europe. We always have. But we are drifting closer to what they were. My optimism is strong, because we understand the need for free speech. However, assaults come at us left and, sadly, right, to alter our speech. I found a lead graf in a Hartford Courant op-ed amusing yesterday. They were lamenting the lack of free speech on campus. What cave have they been in, we don’t call it the Hardly Current for nothing. All was fine until they favorably compared Ahmadinejad tot he minutemen, because protestors weren;t happy that he was invited. First, the outrage that Columbia invited him was an exercise of free speech. Secondly, he was uninvited, not interrupted. It’s outrageous the way our mainstream media, to control their dominance over the transmission of information twist free speech.

On a related note, I have been follwoing Andy Kessler’s wonderful discussion of the future of media and programming distribution. If what he imagines being the next step comes to fruition, (i.e., no more hosted servers, but P2P seeds passing packets along a network) then what the EU does may become tecnologically irrelevant.

Ennuipundit on October 18, 2006 at 9:58 AM

FU EU!!!

Sent my protest emails, DID YOU?

The dodge is simple if it ever comes down to it. Charge a dollar a year to join the site and have a members only viewing area. Pay-per-view sort of which means the rules change for allowable content, unless the EU wants to try and lawyer up against a whole bunch of BIG $$$ content providers on and off the Internet…it still limits speech but it is a workable solution…dink about it.

FU EU!!!

I WILL NOT SUBMIT,

GoingThere on October 18, 2006 at 9:59 AM

Great Vent Michelle! This is the reporting and commentary we really need – and can not expect to find in the MSM.

The Politically Correct (aka Liberal Ideology) may be successful in limiting free speech that the Technocrats in Bussels do not like. Eurabia may become one of our worst enemies in the next 40 years as they are invaded and conquered by the Islamofacist.

omegaram on October 18, 2006 at 11:52 AM

I think I may be missing something. How are they going to regulate content existing outside their country? Will it be IP-based, domain-based, server-based, what?

Let’s say this crap legislation is passed. Would it just be for domains “owned” by countries who accept it? What if a vlogger moved their site from a .de (Germany) domain to a .net (U.S.) domain? Or moved their site to servers in another country?

I think this proposed regulation is a load of crap, but unless they’re going to ban/block content outside the EU, how is it going to be anything more than an inconvenience to vloggers without global international cooperation?

Don’t get me wrong, it could turn into a “movement”, so it should be defeated, but I’m just wondering how they wouild go about enforcing it.

I seriously doubt it would pass in the U.S. If NAMBLA is protected media expression, according to the ACLU, then so is blogging…of any sort. If they were to start this kind of censorship here, there’d be riots.

Lone Star on October 18, 2006 at 12:24 PM

I’m so pissed off right now I’d better wait contacting those godforsaken bureaucrats…
The nerve of these people is just mindboggling!
Don’t EVER let this happen in the US. We’ll need some server space once the EUSSR tightens it’s stranglehold for the last time and comes out of it’s totalitarian closet for ALL – including those who don’t want – to see.

xyan on October 18, 2006 at 1:12 PM

God speaks of them in the Bible

NRA4Freedom on October 18, 2006 at 9:58 AM

Matt 23:27,28

infidel4life on October 18, 2006 at 1:41 PM

Basic attack on Freedom of Speech…

Sad…. very…. sad…

Romeo13 on October 18, 2006 at 2:24 PM

As always, great vent, Michelle.

This situation smells like Euro-SOCIALISM to me. This is simply an attempt for the EUweenies to PROTECT THEMSELVES from future criticism. Indeed, censorship will be practiced, and those who control information control the world.

That is why sites like Hot Air, MarkLevinFan.com and other such sites are so vital to our social (NOT SOCIALIST), economic, historic, political, legal, and cultural survival.

The False Dervish on October 18, 2006 at 2:59 PM

Mark Steyn observed the irony that, “The shadow of ‘fascism’ is always supposedly descending on America, but it always lands in Europe.”

The EU is in its very essence an undemocratic institution. But really, who cares about Europe anymore, anyway? Their last tryst with totalitarian thinking by the locals will pass into history in two or three generations when the Mohammedan population hits 51%; then the new majority will put the last nail in the coffin of European democracy when it votes to impose the Sharia on everybody.

Or to refer to Mark Steyn again, from his appearance on Hannity & Colmes recently, “Forget about Europe – they’re lost.”

Spurius Ligustinus on October 18, 2006 at 6:04 PM

infidel4life, sorry, nowhere close. More like 2nd Timothy 4:3

NRA4Freedom on October 18, 2006 at 7:21 PM

Vlog EU!

Implantable neural-cortex video chip receivers will eventually render any such censorship moves impossible.

The future of technology is going to elude all attempts at containing freedom of expression (and reception). The net will be in the head.

Meanwhile, these Euro-Nannies need to be spanked.

Listen to Michelle: zap them a piece of your mind.

Don’t them them begin to bind and blind our potential Continental allies.

It will eventually be our turn to be gouged if it isn’t squelched now.

Self-blinded is a step toward self-destroyed.

No to the OEDIPUS PRESS!

No to the OEDIPUS GOVERNMENT!

profitsbeard on October 18, 2006 at 10:26 PM

Mark Steyn observed the irony that …

Just broke down and bought America Alone. (Sold a kidney. No-one hit me on the right side.)

Axe on October 19, 2006 at 2:34 AM

Eureferendum has a piece on this eu directive which contradicts the msm reports on it and the subsequent blogosphere reaction.

Definitely worth a read:
http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2006/10/much-ado-about-nothing.html

Mellow on October 19, 2006 at 4:28 PM