Saturday, February 13, 2016

Basically "We must have control over what people know,

and this is one way to increase that control."
The highest court in the European Union this week heard arguments which could impact the ability to link to content on the Internet.

Presiding over a case threatening the nature of the web as we know it, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) on Wednesday debated whether website hyperlinks to content which infringes copyright laws should be permitted.
“From a practical standpoint, this law would affect any news aggregator linking to and excerpting works from European content sources, not just EU based aggregators,” Reda wrote late last year.

“Each weblink would become a legal landmine and would allow press publishers to hold every single actor on the Internet liable,” said Reda.

From Californicated, we have another fine example of zero-tolerance stupidity.  Which includes this:
The high school pays a company to search its campus for contraband using drug-sniffing dogs.
These people are idiots.  "We must follow the rules, no matter what.  And we'll pay someone to LOOK for things to follow the rules about."

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