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Net neutrality in the EU
« on: 21 February 2014, 18:33 »
Are you an European?

Please take a few minutes to look at this website:
http://www.savetheinternet.eu

Net neutrality is on the line by EU officials.

Why is this bad? Let's take the internet provider "UPC" for example (called Sky in UK/Ireland). They have a video on-demand service called "Horizon".
Not many people use it though, everyone is using stuff like Netflix or LOVEFiLM because they offer services way cheaper (and better).
With net neutrality gone, they can throttle anything to their liking, so that watching something on Netflix is either in low resolution or buffering all the time. Further down the line, it's even possible that website owners will have to pay internet providers extra cash to prioritize their content.

But Reflamsen, this wont happens!!!!!1111one!
Did I mention the Internet in the UK is being censored already?
Don't let it happen in Europe.

wut about torrentz and shit?
With net neutrality gone, you can kiss BitTorrent, Usenet, DC++, etc. goodbye.

I like video games while drinking beer
Me too. Gaming generates a lot of bandwith. All those data over UDP, updates, cloud streaming, VoIP, and all included in the internet package.
This will eventually happen if no one stands up:
« Last Edit: 26 January 2020, 16:12 by Webmaster »

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Re: Net neutrality in the EU
« Reply #1 on: 26 March 2014, 17:24 »
I'm glad you shared this! :)

also, if you care about these kinda stuff, make sure you vote for the Pirate Party in the European Elections, that's where the action's at.
There's pirate parties in a majority of the European countries participating in the Election in a month!

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Re: Net neutrality in the EU
« Reply #2 on: 29 March 2014, 14:42 »
There are so many reasons why I love living in Switzerland. One of those reasons is, that the folk always has the last word or can have it if it really wants to. :)

I think that's also one of the reasons why there isn't a pirate party in Swi... oh wait; I've just checked Wikipedia. They actually exist here too. It's just that you don't hear much of them. ^^

Edit: According to Wikipedia, they apparently were mostly occupied fighting within their own party. I guess that's what happens if a bunch of people who want a free internet and stuff decide to form a political party, only to notice that many of their other political preferences actually don't match at all. ;)

*goes into hiding from Maloki* (I didn't say anything about pirates in Sweden!)

^^
« Last Edit: 29 March 2014, 14:49 by Saturn »

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Re: Net neutrality in the EU
« Reply #3 on: 30 March 2014, 14:29 »
There are so many reasons why I love living in Switzerland. One of those reasons is, that the folk always has the last word or can have it if it really wants to. :)

I think that's also one of the reasons why there isn't a pirate party in Swi... oh wait; I've just checked Wikipedia. They actually exist here too. It's just that you don't hear much of them. ^^

Edit: According to Wikipedia, they apparently were mostly occupied fighting within their own party. I guess that's what happens if a bunch of people who want a free internet and stuff decide to form a political party, only to notice that many of their other political preferences actually don't match at all. ;)

*goes into hiding from Maloki* (I didn't say anything about pirates in Sweden!)

^^

Uhu, such an educated opinion. I'm almost proud of you, or not.
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Re: Net neutrality in the EU
« Reply #4 on: 30 March 2014, 14:29 »
WIT A MINUTE; WHY AM I WEI!
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Re: Net neutrality in the EU
« Reply #5 on: 30 March 2014, 15:51 »
Uhu, such an educated opinion. I'm almost proud of you, or not.

I totally knew you'd get it all wrong.


WIT A MINUTE; WHY AM I WEI!

Hmmm... let's see... they say that some couples start resembling eachother more and more over the years. Maybe that happened here too; just on a whole new level... you are now... the same! o_O

Or maybe Wei is just too lazy to log out. Who knows. I still think my first guess is more likely, though. ;D

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Re: Net neutrality in the EU
« Reply #7 on: 3 April 2014, 00:39 »
Nice video. :)

That reminds me of an article (coming with a short video as well), that I've read/watched a few months ago:

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/15/tech/web/net-neutrality-explained/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
« Last Edit: 3 April 2014, 00:43 by Saturn »

 

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