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Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Trump and software freedom

From: Leah Rowe
Subject: Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Trump and software freedom
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2018 17:30:26 +0100
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USA and EU are both against internet freedoms.
In EU recently there was article 3, 11 and 13 of the newly revamped
copyright directive, which essentially enables internet censorshp by law

Good thing we're leaving the EU next year.

On 15/09/18 11:41, Rashid Mhar wrote:
> John, thanks for this information. Very useful insight to see what
>  direction future pressures are coming from. We have the EUCD and 
> this US expansive approach. A rock and a hard place indeed if we 
> are to look for competing power blocs to protect internet and 
> software freedom. The easiest to see if the extension of creative 
> copyright however this has been under pressure in all 
> jurisdictions, with massive pressure from global media 
> corporations, Sony, Time-Warner etc for some time. With some 
> resistance (sneaky and self serving imho) from Google, Facebook 
> etc, who seek to avoid running afoul of their special protections 
> as (fake ??) platforms.
> However in the blog I can't find and understand the relevant lines 
> on government procurement regulation, could you help illustrate 
> this a little please?
> On the EUCD I did get one reply from MEP's a longish one from
> Julie Ward, she says she is supporting EUCD because she wants to
> protect artists. I am considering a reply to her, but I don't think
> it's open for discussion with her, most of the email is very
> standard, and it looks like a copy + paste standard reply in most
> part. I will go through it more slowly at some point, and put
> relevant parts (if found) on the mail list threads.
> On Fri, 14 Sep 2018 at 21:05, John Rooke <address@hidden> 
> wrote:
>> The post-NAFTA negotiations are beginning to reveal Trump's 
>> international trade agenda.  Michael Geist gives a nice summary 
>> of the IP aspects of the US-Mexico draft agreement 
>> <http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2018/08/crunch-time-in-the-nafta-negotiat
>> The mostt obvious threat to software freedom seems to lie in the 
>> government procurement regulation. --
>> John Rooke
>> Wittgenstein's Builders Blog <http://jalfro.altervista.org>
>> Greater Manchester Trade Action 
>> <https://tradeactionblog.wordpress.com/> 
>> _______________________________________________ Fsuk-manchester 
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> _______________________________________________ Fsuk-manchester 
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