So it turns out the EU bureaucratic machine is trying as hard as it can to validate brexit? Or is this an overreaction? Without knowing the facts, it’s easy for me to believe either…

EU wants to require platforms to filter uploaded content (including code) | The GitHub Blog

Alan Cox March 15, 2018 14:16

The EU is as corrupt as the US houses but with less checks and balances.

Brexit is an oddity though. Most anti EU groups are trying to reform it massively not leave

Eugene Crosser March 16, 2018 15:04

So I have no idea what of it is true and is B$; for what it’s worth:

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Eugene Crosser March 16, 2018 15:18

And, unrelated to the above comment: In my opinion it’s all the consequence of the mindset that everything must be turned into a business. Especially in the US, every silly idea has to be embodied in a startup.

Information sharing does not match this mindset well. Where there is no making money, there is no scary monopolies, and no scary regulation. Example - email. It can be used to spread fake news, it can be used for piracy, but nobody tries to blame is for the election results, or enforce it to filter content, because there is no one to blame or to enforce.

As a proponent of free market, I almost cannot believe that I said this, but there you go…

Michael K Johnson March 16, 2018 16:46

I’m not a lawyer either, but it feels like the truth might be midway between; the intent might not be that stupid, but the language sufficiently vague and broad to be interpreted by an overzealous prosecutor or unscrupulous attorney to wreak havoc anyway. I could see how GitHub attorneys might be reasonably nervous.

Lance Haig March 21, 2018 14:23

+Alan Cox can you validate your statement, or is it just your opinion?

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