[IRP] We Must Protect Net Neutrality in Europe! - Open letterto the European Parliament
Sun Sep 20 13:59:49 EEST 2009
Hi Olivier and all
I also see the inaccuracy in the statement, but agree with Olivier that the
overall cause and jist of the appeal is commendable and would therefore
maintain my request to sign it. Any more opinions?
@Olivier: The people from la quatrature do a very job and I think your idea
to reach out to them is very good. Given that you master the complexities of
the french tongue, would you agree to be our "liaison"? I think it is too
late to amend this statement, but we can offer to collabowrite on future
statements and (maybe more importantly) we should invite them to contribute
to our Charter of Human Rights and Principles on the Internet. (I will send
the kick-off message in a couple of hours).
On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 12:21 PM, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com>wrote:
> "Meryem Marzouki" <marzouki at ras.eu.org> wrote:
> 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
> I agree with you that the statement is mis-written (both in the English and
> the French version) and contains inaccuracies, but the jist of the statement
> is that it promotes network neutrality - whatever definition of network
> neutrality you give it.
> I feel that far from hurting efforts to keep the Internet as open as
> possible, signing this note will promote the Internet that we know and like.
> In an effort to make this statement better and more beffitting with reality,
> perhaps should we email the statement organisers at signature [at]
> laquadrature . net with our comments?
> Kind regards,
> Olivier MJ Cr?pin-Leblond, PhD
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