Reshared post from Jeff Jarvis

It is extreme­ly impor­tant for our soci­ety to stand in for free­dom of speech and infor­ma­tion and to not give in to pure­ly com­mer­cial dri­ven motives.

There must not be any cen­sor­ship of any Inter­net com­mu­ni­ca­tions what­so­ev­er! There are suf­fi­cient laws in place in almost any coun­try in the world to enforce pub­lish­ers’ rights. No need for any­thing else.

What we real­ly need are entre­pre­neurs with new ideas and busi­ness mod­els to adapt to the evolv­ing mar­kets. Let go of old-fash­ioned busi­ness mod­els. Lis­ten to the con­sumer!

Jeff Jarvis orig­i­nal­ly shared this post:

EU Court of Jus­tice strikes down an anti-pira­cy law that would have required ISPs to fil­ter all con­tent, argu­ing that intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty rights are not absolute and must be bal­anced against oth­er rights, includ­ing a busi­ness’ abil­i­ty to oper­ate and the pro­tec­tion of users’ per­son­al data and “their free­dom to receive or impart infor­ma­tion” (aka free­dom of speech).
The law “could poten­tial­ly under­mine free­dom of infor­ma­tion since that sys­tem might not dis­tin­guish ade­quate­ly between unlaw­ful con­tent and law­ful con­tent, with the result that its intro­duc­tion could lead to the block­ing of law­ful com­mu­ni­ca­tions.”
A vic­to­ry for free­dom.

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