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Renaud Van Eeckhout Mon 9 Apr 2018 1:45PM

Censorship Machinesare coming... if we don't react!

In very short, it is a proposal of the European Commission that says : Internet platforms hosting “large amounts” of user-uploaded content must monitor user behavior and filter their contributions to identify and prevent copyright infringement

As Julia Reda, our Pirate in the European Parliament, says in her latest blog post : it is still time to block that terrible proposal. So I suggest we do as she invites everyone to do : we put pressure on our MEP, and we spread the word.

As a first step, even though I think it's a formality, I believe PPBe should take a position against this proposal.


En bref, c'est une proposition de la Commission européenne qui dit : : les plates-formes Internet hébergeant de "grandes quantités" de contenus uploadés par les utilisateurs doivent surveiller le comportement des utilisateurs et filtrer leurs contributions pour identifier et prévenir la violation du droit d'auteur.

Comme Julia Reda, notre pirate au Parlement européen, le dit dans son dernier billet de blog : il est encore temps de bloquer cette horrible proposition. Je suggère donc que nous fassions comme elle invite tout le monde à le faire : faisons pression sur nos députés européens et faisons passer le mot.

Dans un premier temps, même si je pense que c'est une formalité, PPBe devrait prendre position contre cette proposition.


Kortom, het is een voorstel van de Europese Commissie dat zegt: internetplatforms waar "grote hoeveelheden" door de gebruiker geüploade inhoud worden gehost, moeten toezicht houden op het gedrag van de gebruiker en hun bijdragen filteren om inbreuken op het auteursrecht te identificeren en te voorkomen.

Zoals Julia Reda, ons Piraat in het Europees Parlement, zegt in haar laatste blogpost: het is nog steeds tijd om dat vreselijke voorstel te blokkeren. Daarom stel ik voor dat we doen wat ze iedereen uitnodigt: we oefenen druk uit op ons Parlementsleden en verspreiden het woord.

Om te beginnen ben ik van mening dat PPBe, ook al vind ik het een formaliteit, een standpunt moet innemen tegen dit voorstel.


Poll Created Mon 9 Apr 2018 1:47PM

PPBe must reject "Censorship machines" proposal from the European Commission Closed Tue 10 Apr 2018 1:02PM


Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 100.0% 9 PI D RVE Z VD H TF JJ I
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  

9 of 60 people have participated (15%)


Renaud Van Eeckhout
Mon 9 Apr 2018 1:47PM

The parts I do understand are terrible. For the parts I don't understand, I trust Julia Reda's opinion.


Mon 9 Apr 2018 4:42PM

Any specific things we'll do? FSF has an open letter we can sign as an organisation (maybe a start)


Renaud Van Eeckhout Mon 9 Apr 2018 5:57PM

@iljabaert : indeed, we could sign that open letter as an organization, but last time we tried signing an open letter by FSFE, they rejected our application :D We can relay it anyway, at least.

The most basic thing we could do : announce that we, as an organization, reject the CensorshipMachines. This can already reinforce the message instead of just sharing someone else's article. And that's why I thought necessary to take this quick vote here.

Other ideas are of course welcome!


Renaud Van Eeckhout Wed 11 Apr 2018 11:13AM

The easy part is done : the decision is taken. PPBe rejects the #CensorshipMachine / #CensorshipMachines (both hashtags seem to be used, unfortunately)

There are 2 articles on Julia Reda's blog, that could be translated in Dutch (they are already in English, and have been or are being translated in French) :
- Censorship machines are coming: It’s time for the free software community to discover its political clout
- Feu vert pour le filtrage des téléchargements : Le rapporteur aux droits d’auteur et droits voisins du Parlement européen n’a rien appris après plus d’un an de débat.

Maybe dutch-speakers could ask the help of PPNL to translate it?

@tierce : tu sais qui s'occupe de quoi pour cette traduction ? Elle est finie depuis hier au moins mais personne n'en fait rien, on dirait :confused:


koen_v Thu 12 Apr 2018 6:58AM

I'd be glad to translate, but I have a very busy schedule these days, so I think I will let it to someone else this time, sorry


Thierry Fenasse Fri 13 Apr 2018 8:55AM

No wories! :slight_smile: I just asked to the Pirates from holland via our Mastodon here .. wait and see :fingers_crossed:

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