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Come Inside... => The Computer Room => Topic started by: Grumpmeister on June 09, 2018, 11:33:41 PM

Title: Not that I want to worry old Buckethead
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 09, 2018, 11:33:41 PM
But given how much crap we post and link to on here are these new reforms going to cause any problems?  rubschin:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44412025 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44412025)

Title: Re: Not that I want to worry old Buckethead
Post by: Barman on June 10, 2018, 05:01:44 AM
But given how much crap we post and link to on here are these new reforms going to cause any problems?  rubschin:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44412025 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44412025)

It could kill the interwebz... thank fuck we're leaving eh....?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Not that I want to worry old Buckethead
Post by: Steve on June 10, 2018, 09:19:32 AM
But given how much crap we post and link to on here are these new reforms going to cause any problems?  rubschin:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44412025 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44412025)

It could kill the interwebz... thank fuck we're leaving eh....?  :thumbsup:
Yep EU dumbness but not sure leaving has any practical benefit.  If Arsebook is forced to filter in the EU it'll likely filter here as well.  And anyway you're not leaving, we are (although that keeps getting kicked down the road, 2021 now).

Looks like an idiot over reaction to a real problem.  Truth is instinctively we human beings just don't recognise intellectual property as property and copying it as theft - but too often it is and there's no angels, we all steal it to a degree.

Title: Re: Not that I want to worry old Buckethead
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 10, 2018, 11:33:17 AM
I'd been seeing a lot of panicked reactions to it along the lines of killing content providers abilities for fair usage but wasn't sure if there would be more damage that it could do. The cynic in me suspects that this was a blinkered plan intended as more of a 'subtle' cash grab than anything else. After all if licence holders in the EU are getting more in royalties then they are eligible to pay more in tax.  rubschin: