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The entertainment industries' copyright lobby supports an LEWP proposal to introduce Europe-wide firewall to censor and block ‘illicit’ websites: The Pirate Bay team is rallying public support to defend the free Internet and end this threat : worldnews. The Great Firewall of Europe. US And EU Nations In Secret Talks To Implement “Great Firewall Of Europe” To Censor Internet Just Like China | Image via Wikipedia from Steve:_ Posted by Alexander Higgins – April 29, 2011 at 4:47 am - Permalink – Source via Alexander Higgins Blog Member nations of the European Union are in secret talks, which include the United States, to implement a “Great Firewall Of Europe” which will block and censor online content to all nations in Europe. The proposal is very similar to the China firewall which blocks access to blogs, social networking sites and all foreign news websites that publish anything that contradicts official state sponsored propaganda. We are tipped off with a post by Glyn Moody : 8.

A press release on the US embassy website to Hungary informs us that the US Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano also attended the conference. The Pirate Bay - The world's most resilient bittorrent site. The finest hour February 2011, MAFIAA Lobbyists began a massive attack against the European Union.

Defending the union were seeds and peers of The Pirate Bay along with the Telecomix, Anons, and the Pirate parties. The MAFIAA relied on an aggressive battle plan, utilizing modern communications such as radio and telefax to direct troops in the field. The Allies, for their part, assumed a defensive posture, just as they had done at the start of World Internets War of 2003, and in many cases still relied on irc. As a result, the MAFIAA blitzkrieg caught the Allies off-guard. MAFIAA's smooth talks and bribes against key players in the EU staged a surprise attack, then turned northward and soon surrounded the bulk of the EU headquarters in Belgium. After just a few weeks of battle, MAFIAA's armies had conquered the right, the left and the liberal parties.

I expect that the Battle of Internets is about to begin. MAFIAA knows that they will have to break us in Brussels or lose the war. La guerre des Internets a commencé. En février dernier, un groupe de députés européens baptisé LEWP (Law Enforcement Working Party) a commencé à travailler en secret sur un projet de loi [PDF] dont l'objectif est de mettre en place un grand firewall européen. Soutenus par les lobbies américains, ce projet de loi aura pour but d'exclure d'Europe certains sites internet considérés comme illégaux. Tous les FAI devront alors se plier à cette loi et appliquer ce filtrage Européen.

Rien n'est encore fait (heureusement), mais en général, comme on l'a vu avec Hadopi et d'autres loi liberticides, ce que les lobbies veulent, les lobbies l'obtiennent... Il suffit de se mettre dans la poche quelques députés, de surveiller le faible niveau de protestation des internautes, de leur organiser un diner ou de leur filer de fausses responsabilités comme avec le CNN, histoire de les occuper, de leur donner un os à ronger et ensuite, d'attendre patiemment que tout se fasse tout naturellement. Bref, vous l'aurez compris : Ça pue... The Pirate Bay déclare la guerre des Internets en Europe. L'Union européenne va-t-elle se doter elle aussi d'une sorte de grande muraille numérique, à l'image de celle ceinturant et censurant l'Internet en Chine ? Repérée par The Telegraph, une proposition défendue par le LEWP (Law Enforcement Working Party), un groupe de travail issu du Conseil Justice et Affaires Intérieures, prévoit de mettre en place un espace Schengen numérique, protégé par des frontières virtuelles.

"La présidence du LEWP a présenté son intention de proposer des mesures concrètes visant à créer un unique espace européen sécurisé doté d'une sorte de 'frontière de Schengen virtuelle' et de 'points d'accès virtuels' sur lesquels les fournisseurs d'accès à Internet pourraient bloquer les contenus illicites en fonction d'une 'liste noire' européenne" est-il expliqué dans le chapitre cybercrime du document (.pdf). La proposition du LEWP pourrait conduire à la mise en place d'une sorte d'intranet géant en Europe, où chaque accès serait étroitement surveillé.

Le grand firewall européen et la guerre des Internets. Les attaques aux libertés numériques sont légion. En France, on en parle même plus tellement ça devient lassant… et il va falloir tenir encore au moins un an. Le soucis d’aujourd’hui est européen. A croire que la claque qu’a pris ACTA ces derniers mois, loin de calmer certains lobbys, les a incité à opérer en dessous de table. Ce n’est pas franchement une surprise, la méthode est particulièrement courante. Korben, Numerama, 20Minutes, Owni… ont relayé aujourd’hui la mise en garde de The Pirate Bay à propos du LEWP (Law Enforcement Working Party), un mystérieux groupe travail européen dont le pedigree pourrait bien se situer quelque par entre Muriel Marland-Militello et Bachar El Assad. Ce n’est donc pas le fait qu’un groupe de travail organise la censure du Net au niveau européen qui est inquiétant.

Au menu, on retrouvera nos outils préférés : Tout ça pour nous servir une recette qui a démontré dans plusieurs pays une innéfficacité crasse et surtout, des abus innéluctables : Alarm over EU 'Great Firewall' proposal. The closed meeting was held in February, but the minutes have only gained attention this week after being published online. Malcolm Hutty, head of public affairs at LINX, a cooperative of British ISPs, said the plan appeared “ill thought-out” and “confused”. “We take the view that network level filtering of the type proposed has been proven ineffective,” he said. Broadband providers say that illegal content should be removed at the source by cooperation between police and web hosting firms because network blocking can easily be circumvented.

Glyn Moody, a prominent advocate of openness online, said: “They only have to look at how porous the Great Firewall of China is - something that has been created and honed by experts with huge resources. “They seem completely oblivious of the implications of their daft plan: the imposition of Europe-wide censorship.” Civil libertarians slam EU Internet filtering considerations | Science & Technology | Deutsche Welle | 03.05.2011. Considerations by the European Union to create a more "secure European cyberspace" by requiring ISPs to block "illicit content" have come under attack from anti-censorship groups, who compare the plan to China's system for controlling citizen's online access.

"It's a bad idea, opening the floodgates to a lot of restrictions on what people can and cannot see on the Internet," said Jim Killock, executive director of the UK-based Open Rights Group, told Deutsche Welle. "It's very disturbing. " The plans were discussed during a meeting held in February of the Law Enforcement Working Party (LEWP) of the Council of the European Union, the EU's central legislative and decision-making body. Details of this meeting were recently revealed online. The LEWP is a forum for cooperation on issues like counterterrorism, customs and fraud. The closed meeting was held in February but the issue only gained attention after the minutes were published online this week. Open to abuse? Already blocking. Europe's 'single secure cyberspace' plan under attack.

IDG News Service - European Union plans to "create a single secure cyberspace" have come under fire from civil liberties groups, with many saying that they only serve to highlight how far the bloc still has to go in understanding the modern online world. In February, at a secret meeting of the Council of the European Union's Law Enforcement Work Party (LEWP), politicians discussed plans to create a "virtual Schengen border" (the Schengen area is the common passport area within the E.U.) with ISPs required to block "illicit content" from outside the area.

The Council of the European Union is the E.U.'s central legislative and decision-making body. There has been no clarification as to what this "illicit content" might be, merely that there would be an E.U. blacklist. "This proposal will be used as a justification of every repressive measure by every undemocratic regime in every part of the world. Other critics focused on the inability to implement such a plan.

The Great (fire)Wall of Europe. | The Waspsnest. I suppose it was only a matter of time before the EUSSR got around to considering this one : Broadband providers have voiced alarm over an EU proposal to create a “Great Firewall of Europe” by blocking “illicit” web material at the borders of the bloc.Anti-censorship campaigners compared the plan to China’s notorious system for controlling citizens’ access to blogs, news websites and social networking services.The proposal emerged an obscure meeting of the Council of the European Union’s Law Enforcement Work Party (LEWP), a forum for cooperation on issues such as counter terrorism, customs and fraud. If they do try to create a European firewall along the lines of China’s then they will have to be prepared to plough in huge sums of money to get a very leaky wall.

My brother is in China at the moment and was telling me about the system they have to control internet access. At cyber cafes, users have to log on with an ID card. The Not-So-Great Firewall of Europe. I am staggered by the cluelessness of some politicians [.pdf]: The Presidency of the LEWP [Law Enforcement Working Party] presented its intention to propose concrete measures towards creating a single secure European cyberspace with a certain "virtual Schengen border" and "virtual access points" whereby the Internet Service Providers (ISP) would block illicit contents on the basis of the EU "black-list". A big hint of that cluelessness is that these people are still using the term "cyberspace" *seriously* in 2011, as is the fact that they actually think it's possible to create a "single secure European cyberspace" with "virtual borders" and "virtual access points".

They only have to look at how porous the Great Firewall of China is - something that has been created and honed by experts with huge resources. Finally, they seem completely oblivious of the implications of their daft "plan": the imposition of Europe-wide censorship. MAFIAA™ - Music And Film Industry Association of America™ Pirate Bay déclare la guerre à un projet européen de censure du Net. Euro-court outlaws criticism of EU. How To Remain Connected If Your Internet Gets Shut Off.

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