[IRP] We Must Protect Net Neutrality in Europe! - Open letter to the European Parliament

Max Senges max
Fri Sep 18 21:36:40 EEST 2009

can we gather some more voices in the next two days

On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 5:27 PM, Meryem Marzouki <marzouki at ras.eu.org>wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have absolutely no intention to oppose the signature of this text in case
> there is a consensus on this, but I would never sign a statement stating:
> "Except in some authoritarian regimes, everyone around the globe has access
> to the same Internet, and even the smallest entrepreneurs are on equal
> footing with the leading global enterprises." That is simply not true.
> Not to mention the confusion between content filtering and blocking for the
> purpose of censorship and content discrimination or information
> prioritization for economic and financial purposes, while at the same time
> the statement only identifies as threat "telecom operators and content
> industries that see business opportunities in discriminating, filtering or
> prioritizing information flowing through the network".
> Best,
> Meryem
> Le 18 sept. 09 ? 16:42, Max Senges a ?crit :
>  Hi folks
>> I believe it would be a good idea for us to sign the appeal of "La
>> Quadrature du Net": "We Must Protect Net Neutrality1 in Europe!
>> Organizations from all around Europe share their concern of seeing Net
>> Neutrality being sacrificed during the conciliation procedure of the
>> directives of the EU Telecoms Package. They sent this letter to the Members
>> of the European Parliament, urging them to take decisive action in order to
>> guarantee a free, open and innovative Internet, and to safeguard the
>> fundamental freedoms of European citizens."
>> http://www.laquadrature.net/en/we-must-protect-net-neutrality-in-
>> europe-open-letter-to-the-european-parliament
>> What do you think?
>> Best
>> Max
>> PS: Will work on the weekend to provide minutes from the workshop &
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