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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tech Giants Oppose New EU Laws

Tech Giants Sign Letter Against EU Laws To Hand Huge New Powers To ISPs

Mike Butcher | October 26, 2015

[Blogger's note: Update to this story. European Parliament votes against net neutrality amendments. BBC News. ‎2 hours ago‎. The European Parliament has voted against a set of rules intended to safeguard "net neutrality" in the EU. A series of amendments to a regulation on how internet traffic is managed in Europe were all rejected by MEPs.]
New European legislation which threatens net neutrality is set to go before the EU Parliament Tuesday. The EU is planning new rules it claims will ‘protect’ Net neutrality, but a leading legal expert says it will in fact do the exact opposite.
Stanford Law Professor Barbara van Schewick, also Director of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, has collated signatures from almost 50 tech giants, startups and investors for an open letter which will be sent to EU legislators today.


<more at; related links: (Letter dated October 25, 2015 [updated version]) and (Final Countdown to Save the Internet)>

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