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

Rafik Dammak rafik.dammak
Sun Sep 20 14:57:22 EEST 2009

Hi There,
@Meryem ne jettons pas le bebe avec l'eau du bain. en ayant suivi plus ou
moins le travail effectue par ceux de la quadrature du net durant leur
opposition a la loi HADOPI. leur apport est qu'ils se sont concentre a
communiquer avec un public plus large et promouvoir leur propositions alors
que ca fait des annees qu'on parle des problemes de filtrage d'internet et
de censure et que ca reste limite a un public tres restreint.
quelque soit le texte on peut palabrer a l'infini sans etre effectif (le
mieux est l'ennemi du bien) et je dois avouer que je suis consterne par le
genre de discussions et debats qu'on trouve dans la communuate IG. il faut
passer a une attitude plus aggressive et que la societe civile arrive a
realiser des resultats plus tangibles. pour ma part je trouve que l'annee
2009 est  tres negative avec tant de pays democratiques et specialement en
europe qui cherchent plus ou moins a installer des politiques ou systemes de
filtrage et tout ceci sabotera a long terme les efforts dans les autres
Enfin, Aidek Mabrouk :)

I endorse the signature of the statement and agree that contacting people of
Laquadrature du net is interesting.


2009/9/20 Max Senges <maxsenges at gmail.com>

> 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).
> my2cent
> Max
> 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
>>> true.
>> 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
>> --
>> Olivier MJ Cr?pin-Leblond, PhD
>> http://www.gih.com/ocl.html
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